Fars News Agency, Iran
Dec 29 2011

Expert: South Caucasus No Platform for Potential Attack on Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- South Caucasus states won't be used as a springboard for
an attack on Iran, head of Armenian State University's (YSU) Iranian
Studies department Garnik Asatryan told a news conference in Yerevan.

As the deputy head of YSU Oriental Studies department Vardan Voskanyan
in turn, noted, "Despite the rumors of Iranian President arriving in
Yerevan to secure Armenia's support, I believe it was unnecessary as
Iran and Armenia have always supported each other."

On the whole, the experts assessed Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's visit to Armenia as productive, with a number agreements
signed as a result.

On December 23, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in
Armenia for an official visit. 6 cooperation agreements were signed
during the trip, with the parties reiterating intention to strengthen
bilateral ties.