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Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Iran noted the importance of maintaining good relations

Talks took place against the background of Baku's attempts to bring tension to Iranian-Armenian relations

“On September 11, telephone talks were held between the Armenian Foreign Ministers Zohraba Mnatsakanyan and Iran Mohammad Javad Zarifa... During the conversation, the parties discussed issues of the bilateral agenda and regional security issues, "

- reported the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The negotiations were initiated by the Armenian side. During the conversation, the Foreign Ministers noted the importance of conducting a dialogue and preserving traditional friendly relations and mutual trust, as well as expanding cooperation.

The talks took place against the backdrop of attempts by Baku to bring tension to the Iranian-Armenian relations.

The President of Azerbaijan in Baku last week Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyid Abbas Mousavi... At the meeting, they spoke about the need to develop bilateral relations and cooperation, especially in the military-technical sphere.

“I am confident that in the coming years, the important transport and energy projects being implemented today will acquire an even wider scale. As you know, the North-South transport corridor can connect not only our countries, but the entire Eurasian space. There are good results in all other spheres as well - in the field of investment, power engineering and other industries. And our ties in the military-technical sphere already have a long history, new agreements have been reached. I am confident that our cooperation in this area will continue to develop successfully ”,

- said the head of state.

After this meeting, information appeared in the Azerbaijani media that the Iranian ambassador allegedly stated "about the occupied Azerbaijani lands." This was followed by a lot of publications on the topic "who is closer to Iran - Armenia or Azerbaijan."

Let us remind you that recently Baku has constantly accused Tehran of supplying weapons to Yerevan, and this is about smuggling supplies.

“For many years Iran has been supporting Armenia in every possible way. Moreover, facts have been made public, testifying to the delivery of fuel to occupied Karabakh in Iranian cars and the opening of companies by Iranian citizens in the enemy camp. In recent years, more and more information has flashed that neighboring Iran, which is a Muslim country and positions itself as a friend of Azerbaijan, serves as a transit point for the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Armenia, ”

- writes the online edition Report.az...

And as proof, he cites a long list of facts, which says that Iran is "a friend of Armenia".

However, after the meeting between the country's president and the Iranian ambassador, the rhetoric of the Azerbaijani media changed - more and more people began to write about the need to develop relations with Iran in all spheres. At the same time, they refer to the fact that there was no interpreter at the meeting - the president and the ambassador spoke in private.

How true is the information that the ambassador declared Iran's support for "the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan", no one can say. But this topic is being actively discussed.

In Armenia, however, they are sure: Turkey intervened in the matter, which "Took aim at good neighborly Iranian-Armenian relations" and do not exclude provocations"...

But during the telephone conversation, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Iran confirmed the importance of maintaining friendly relations and mutual trust.

After talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan left for Egypt, where one of the points of negotiations will be "Curbing Turkey's regional expansion"...

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