Tehran: President Confers With Armenian FM


Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA, Iran
May 5 2014

Tehran, May 5, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Monday conferred
with the visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on ways
to develop Tehran-Yerevan cooperation.

On the current negotiations between Iran and the western governments to
resolve the dispute about the national nuclear program, the president
said that IranË~Hs nuclear activities are transparent and Tehran will
do its best to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Iran will continue with its nuclear activities under the IAEA rules
and regulations, he asserted.

President Rouhani underlined that Iran supports peace everywhere
including the Caucasus region.

The Islamic Republic of Iran advocates regional peace and security
as the major strategy of IranË~Hs foreign policy, he added.

President Rouhani called Tehran-Yerevan relations as historical,
cultural and stressed that the two countries have good potentials
for expansion of cooperation.

The Armenian foreign minister for his part conveyed a message of
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Iranian president.

He said his country attaches great significance to bolstering
cooperation with Iran, adding that Tehran and Yerevan have held
positive political talks on issues of mutual interest and international

Nalbandian expressed hope that Iran and Armenia would succeed in
improving cooperation in the fields of transportation, energy,
culture and education.

The senior Armenian official voiced his countryË~Hs support for
IranË~Hs nuclear program.

Nalbandian arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking political
delegation on Monday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

Over the past years, Iran and Armenia have taken major strides towards
promoting mutual relations, particularly in the energy sector.

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