Iranian and Armenian FMs meet in Tehran

Iranian and Armenian foreign ministers met in Tehran on Monday.

Iran’s Hossein Amir-Abdollahian bilateral relations discussed with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan, who is on a two-day trip to Iran. They also talked about weigh connecting Iran and Armenia, as well as Armenia conflict with Azerbaijan, according to the official news agency of the Islamic Republic.

Iran and Armenia share a land border and have longstanding ties. Iran also has a sizeable Armenian community. In addition, many Iranians have traveled to Armenia this summer to get you vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a slow roll-out of vaccines in Iran.

Armenia and another Iranian neighbor, Azerbaijan, waged a war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region last year. The conflict ended in victory for Azerbaijan, what heavily supported by Turkey. Iran remained neutral during the war, and tried to mediate a ceasefire.

The meeting followed recent tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan. Last week, Iran held a military exercise near the Azerbaijani border, despite public objections from Azerbaijan.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said: after meeting that Iran has good relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Islamic News Agency reported.

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