TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said Iran is willing to mediate in the Kashmir issue if both India and Pakistan wants so, adding that it hoped that better relations lie ahead for both countries.

Javad Zarif further said that Iran has excellent relations with both the countries, hence “his country does not want to lose the existing bond.”

“We cannot lose that. That bond is too important, both with India and Pakistan. We hope for the best of both countries. If Iran can be of any help, we stand ready, we are not volunteering, we stand ready,” he said responding to a question on whether Iran can play a mediator role in the Kashmir issue.

He said the three countries share common ideas of future democratic international system.
“We hope we move forward to a better relations between our very dear friends India and Pakistan,” he said.