No Barrier to Closer Ties with Armenia: Iran’s President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for enhanced economic and political relations between Iran and Armenia, saying that stronger bilateral ties would benefit both nations, according to the President’s official website.

“There is no obstacle to the expansion of relations between Tehran and Yerevan, and there is no doubt that promotion of cooperation in the economic, cultural and political fields would benefit the two countries,” President Rouhani said on Tuesday, in a meeting with Armenia’s new ambassador to Tehran.

He also hailed the “acceptable cooperation” between Iran and Armenia in the international circles, and emphasized the necessity for implementing the joint projects that Iran and Armenia have agreed on.

The president further urged more scientific and academic interaction between the two neighbors.

For his part, the new envoy, Artashes Tumanyan, pledged utmost effort during his tenure in Iran to strengthen cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan.


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS