Armenia, Artsakh Welcome Iran Nuclear Agreement

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (left) issues a statement with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland. April 2, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian hailed an agreement reached between Iran and the West over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, which promises to ease some of the economic sanctions placed on Iran by the international community.

“Armenia welcomes the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, reached as a result of long lasting constructive efforts by Iran and international mediators …. that gives an opportunity to reach а comprehensive settlement. This will contribute to strengthening of stability and cooperation in the region,” Nalbandian said in a statement.

“This significant progress in the process of Iran’s nuclear issue resolution once again displays that it is possible to solve even the most complex issues through negotiations,” Nalbandian said.

Artsakh’s Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan also welcomed the deal in a separate statement, saying: “We welcome the framework agreement around the Iranian nuclear program and the parties’ commitment to reach a comprehensive settlement on its basis. We are convinced that this step will contribute to the efforts towards strengthening stability and security in the region.”

Iran and six world powers agreed to “key parameters” for a preliminary deal involving Tehran’s nuclear program on Thursday, following eight days of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the measure, saying enough progress had been reached to continue the negotiations until a final deadline of June 30.

The lifting of sanctions on Iran spells good news for Armenia, who relies on Iran as a major trading partner.


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  1. Satenik said:

    It is good news for Iran and for the world . I hope that peace and prosperity will follow as a result. There has been eniugh hardship as a result of sanctions.

  2. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Armenia’s importance at the regional level is becoming evident. We have diplomatically matured.

  3. Hratch Karamanoukian MD said:

    Armenia and Artsakh is poised to benefit by the lifting of economic sanctions of the West with Iran. Iranian tourism to Armenia should increase and so will trade. The Iranian people want peace and prosperity in their country and with their neighbors. The balance of power will shift from the West’s dependence on Azeri oil to Iran’s cheaper and higher grade crude oil.

  4. Alex Postallian said:

    Iran,has been good to the Armenians…permitted entry during the hectic days of GENOCIDE,ignored jerky turkeys threats,knowing they are COWARDS….The jews looked the other way,conned the support their false claim of being an ally…like the jerks,CANT BE TRUSTED..

    • GeorgeMardig said:

      @ Alex: You roght, Turkey will betray the West, every time, all the time, they are not trustworthy