Terrorists, Zionists not allowed to harm Iran’s good ties with neighbors

Tehran, IRNA – Minister of foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran emphasized in a meeting with his Armenian counterpart here on Monday said that Tehran will neither allow the terrorists, nor the Zionists to harm Iran’s good relations with its neighbors.

The Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan who is in Iran on an official visit met and conferred with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian on issues of mutual interest, bilateral ties, regional and international issues.

Amirabdollahian in the meeting referred to the fruitful and constructive negotiations between the Iranian president and the Armenian prime minister on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital city.

"We consider our borders with Armenia borders for interactions and cooperation, including for relations with the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEI)," he reiterated.

The top Iranian diplomat emphasized Tehran's resolute will for expansion of comprehensive relations, particularly in political, economic and cultural fields.

Amirabdollahian expressed hope that through bilateral cooperation the delayed projects will be implemented and the deficiencies and problems in completion of the road between Iran and Armenia will be resolved, so that the two countries’ bilateral trade will expand to a new high level.

The Armenian foreign minister, for his part, in the meeting emphasized that the two countries enjoy friendly historical relations, and said, "The rapid regional and international developments have made the high ranking officials of the two countries to have meetings in short intervals."

“Unfortunately, the interference of third parties in Caucasus crisis had led to the presence of terrorist forces from Iraq and Syria in this region,” he added.

Ararat Mirzoyan said that Armenia is ready for reopening the closed roads, but there are some sabotage acts that have slowed down that effort.

He said that Iran’s stand on being unacceptable of changing the international borders is appreciated and very important.

He referred to his country’s efforts aimed at facilitating bilateral trade, announcing the enthusiasm of the Armenian government for Iranian merchants and specialists’ activities in that country.

The Iranian foreign minister, too, said that the presence of terrorists and the destructive activities of the Zionists in the southern parts of the Caucasus region are a big threat against the regional peace and stability.

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