IRANIAN ENVOY WARNS AGAINST “CREEPING ZIONIST INFLUENCE” IN SOUTH CAUCASUS
Fars News Agency
Feb 28 2012
Iran’s ambassador in Yerevan has said that Israel “has creeping
influence” in the South Caucasus, Fars news agency reported on 28
“The activities of the enemy in Azerbaijan over the recent period
show the creeping influence of the Zionists and foreigners in the
South Caucasus region,” Fars quoted Seyyed Ali Saqqa’iyan as saying.
Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the
diplomatic relations between the two countries at the Yerevan State
University, Saqqa’iyan added that the presence of Armenians in Iran,
their social activities, religious and civil rights have always been
encouraged by the authorities.
Referring to the Karabakh conflict in the region, the ambassador
said that Iran’s foreign policy in this region is based on regional
balance and discouraging parties from having any conflicts. Iran
believes that any damage caused by insecurity and instability will
affect people of the region, the news agency reported.