IRNA: FM warns regional countries against Zionists' plots

29-04-2012 17:38:50 | | Politics

Tehran, April 29, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) - Visiting
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian conferred on Sunday with
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on regional developments.

According to the Information and Press Bureau of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, in the meeting, Salehi warned countries in the region
against plots of the Zionist regime and urged them all to exercise
vigilance to this effect.

The Zionist regime seeks to attain its sinister goals by creating
tension, pursing warmongering policies, masterminding plots, posing
threats and conducting a psychological warfare, Salehi said.

On Iran's regional policy such as those on the Caucasus, he said `We
believe that countries' national interests depend on establishment of
good relations with their neighboring states and more stability and
security will prepare the grounds for more progress, development and
welfare of people in the region, Salehi said.

Iran supports settlement of the Karakbakh disputes through peaceful
means, Salehi said.

Salehi described the current visit of his Armenian counterpart as
being in line with the expansion of mutual relations and implementing
the agreements already signed by the two sides.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Armenia enjoy very deep-rooted
relations particularly after Armenia's independence from the former
Soviet Union, Salehi said.

Armenia is a very important country in the region, Salehi said.

The Armenian foreign minister, for his part, said his country lauds
Iran's principled and harmonized policies in dealing with regional

Exchange of visits between the two sides' officials would expedite
implementation of agreements signed bt the Iranian and Armenian
presidents, he said.

He expressed the hope to witness expansion of mutual relations and
cooperation in the areas of education, culture and environment.

Yerevan believes that Iran's nuclear stand-off with the West should be
settled through peaceful means, he said.

The two ministers reviewed latest mutual and regional developments.

They also exchanged views on holding the next round of Iran-Armenia
Joint Economic Commission meeting in Yerevan.

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