The Iranian and Armenian international ministers met in Tehran on Monday.
Iran’s Hossein Amir-Abdollahian mentioned bilateral relations together with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan, who’s on a two-day journey to Iran. They additionally spoke about roads connecting Iran and Armenia in addition to Armenia’s battle with Azerbaijan, in line with the official Islamic Republic News Agency.
Iran and Armenia share a land border and have longstanding ties. Iran additionally has a large Armenian group. Moreover, many Iranians traveled to Armenia this summer time to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 amid a sluggish vaccine rollout in Iran.
Armenia and one other Iranian neighbor, Azerbaijan, fought a warfare final 12 months over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. The battle resulted in a victory for Azerbaijan, which was closely supported by Turkey. Iran stayed impartial throughout the warfare, and tried to mediate a cease-fire.
The assembly adopted latest tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan. Last week, Iran held a navy drill near the Azerbaijani border, regardless of public objections from Azerbaijan.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh mentioned after the assembly that Iran has good relations with each Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Islamic News Agency reported.