TEHRAN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's foreign ministry urged on Thursday neighboring Azerbaijan and Armenia to overcome tensions and conflicts, and vowed to offer "any kind of assistance" to broker a lasting peace between the two countries.
In a statement published on the ministry's official website, spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed Iran's concern over continuing border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The Iranian official voiced regret over the deaths and injuries endured by both countries, and stressed the need for mutual restraint and the respect of internationally recognized borders.
On Wednesday, both Azerbaijan and Armenia confirmed the two sides recently engaged in a new border clash, which caused casualties from both sides. Enditem