Contrary to what the U.S desires, the relations between Iran and Armenia should be strong, persistent, and friendly, according to Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with visiting Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, according to Iranian news agency.
Khamenei received Pashinyan, and his entourage on Wednesday February 27. In the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei described Iran and Armenia as good neighbors, enjoying historical relations and stressed on the necessity to increase levels of economic cooperation, “contrary to what the U.S desires, the ties between Iran and Armenian should be strong, persistent, and friendly.”
The Leader regarded increased cooperation and friendly relations as a duty to be conducted in favor of common interest of Iran and Armenia. Highlighting the friendly relations of Iran and Armenia throughout history. “Iran and Armenia have never had any problems with each other,” he said.
Khamenei mentioned that the level of economic cooperation between Iran and Armenian is much lower than the potentials the two nations possess and held that “the agreements and ratifications concluded during this trip should be vigorously pursued.”