Armenian-Iranian Ties Have Great Future: Iri Ambassador Reisi


10:24, 18 December, 2012

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 18, ARMENPRESS. Ancient fraternal relations of
the Republic of Armenia and Islamic Republic of Iran are based upon
mutual respect and have great prospects of future development in
economic, political, and cultural spheres. “Armenpress” introduces
interview with Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Armenia
Mohammad Reisi dedicated to the present and future relations of the
two countries, Iran’s position regarding the Nagorno Karabakh issue,
and Iran’s efforts for the regulation of the Syrian crisis.

– Honorary Mr. Ambassador, how would You characterize the relations
of Armenia and Iran and their peculiarities? What is Your assessment
of the development of Armenian-Iranian political dialogue?

– There are no limitations for the development of the relations of the
two countries. The Presidents and other higher officials of Armenia
and Iran always have been in touch with each other. As well as we
have witnessed many times reciprocal visits of Armenian and Iranian
delegations. The authorities of Armenia and Iran strive to develop
relation in the whole spheres. The relations and cooperation of the
two countries have brilliant prospects for future development and
target establishment of peace and stability in the region.

– What regional role plays Armenia for Iran?

– For Iran Armenia is a friendly neighboring country and Iran
cherishes particular respect towards Armenia. Armenia is of an
essential importance for Iran and vice versa Iran is of an essential
importance for Armenia. Fraternal relations of the two countries have
historical roots. Armenia is the sole Christian country neighboring
Iran and fraternal relations always prevailed in our ties. Iran has
established good relations with all countries of the South Caucasus.

By all means, relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic
of Armenia can serve as a good example for other countries of relations
of Christian and Muslim states.

– Regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is of a certain importance
in South Caucasus. What is Iran’s position regarding the present stage
of the negotiation procedures and the principles of its regulation?

– As an important and influential country in the region the Islamic
Republic of Iran always directed its efforts towards the establishment
of fraternal relation between countries, and stability, security, and
peace in the region. The Islamic Republic of Iran always supported
peaceful solution of conflicts and contradictions in the region,
and always warned about the interference of external powers. The
conviction of the Islamic Republic of Iran is that regional problems
have regional solutions, and they can be solved via support and
like-mindedness of the countries of the region. The Islamic Republic
of Iran supports the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict via
peaceful negotiations based upon “the principles of international law”
and this position did not change.