Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue and lower the ongoing tensions.

“Iran is a close friend of India as well as Pakistan. We would like the relations between our friends to improve. We are ready to do whatever we can, if both our friends so desire,” the Hindu quoted Zarif as saying during an event in Delhi before his proceeding to

Amritsar where the Iranian FM would attend the Heart of Asia Conference.

He noted Iran’s excellent relationship with both neighbours.

Zarif also expressed the readiness to minimize the ongoing conflict between Pakistan and India.