Diplomacy, dialogue best options to end conflicts: Iran security chief

Press TV, Iran
Aug 7 2023
Monday, 4:46 PM  [ Last Update: Monday, 5:09 PM ]

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Akbar Ahmadian says diplomacy and dialogue are the best options to put an end to conflicts among countries.

The top Iranian security official made the remark during a phone conversation with Secretary of Armenia's Security Council Armen Grigoryan on Monday.

Ahmadian said Iran fully supports the establishment of sustainable peace in the region.

The Armenian and Iranian security chiefs also discussed mutual issues, especially the expansion of economic ties, and the latest developments in the region.

Grigoryan congratulated Ahmadian on the post and wished him success in the important position, hoping that it would bring benefit for the friendly people of Iran.

Back in May, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi appointed Brigadier Ahmadian as the council's new secretary.

Last month, President Raeisi told Armenia's Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Tehran that Iran supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all regional countries and firmly opposes any geopolitical change in the region.

Iran opposes any geopolitical change, supports integrity of regional states: President Raeisi


"Any foreign intervention will only complicate issues. The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan and hopes that these talks will [help] establish and strengthen peace and security in the region as much as possible," he added.

The Iranian president also stressed the importance of improving ties with Armenia and said no obstacle can hinder the expansion of mutual relations.