BAKU/YEREVAN (AZERBAIJAN/ARMENIA) – The clashes between Azeria and Armenian troops in the South Caucasus could lead to a regional war, said Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.
There appears to be no cessation of hostilities as the fight between both sides entered its 11th day. Both parties have set out conflicting conditions for bringing an end to the fight.
More than 360 people have lost their lives in the fighting in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh which is ruled by ethnic Armenians.
Iran, which shares borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia, has been in talks with both parties as there are rising concerns that Azeri ally Turkey and Russia, which has signed a defence treaty with Armenia, could be drawn into the conflict, Rouhani said.