Armenia Urges Diplomatic Solution to Iran’s N. Case

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian stressed the need for the fair settlement of Iran’s nuclear issue through negotiations.

Speaking to reporters in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki here on Sunday, Oskanian said that his country follows all nuclear issues at the UN and other world organizations, and said, “We would like the issue to be resolved fairly, through talks and with full respect for all countries’ assured and inalienable rights and not through pressures and sanctions.”

Elsewhere, he viewed Iran-Armenia relations as uptrend, stressing that the high level of relations between Tehran and Yerevan is a product of the two nations’ strong desire for such ties.

Noting the Iranian foreign minister’s statements about the strong bonds between Iran and Armenia, Oskanian said, “Our friendship has its origin in history and it enjoys fortified foundations. Nothing can undermine this friendship.”

The Armenian foreign minister further evaluated Iran’s stances on regional issues as excellent, and named Iran as an important state in the region.

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