Iran's Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pak-Ayeen has stressed Tehran's readiness to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Press TV reported.
Pak-Ayeen said on Saturday that transregional powers do not seek the resolution of the Karabakh dispute, stressing that continuation of the conflict will harm regional countries.
He added that foreign powers use the dispute as a tool to pursue their objectives in South Caucasus.
If requested by the parties to the dispute, Iran is ready to mediate in and present its plan for the settlement of the conflict, the envoy said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.