Iran, Armenia Sign Security Agreemen’s

TEHRAN (Combined Sources)–The Armanian Secretary of the National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan told reporters in Tehran on Monday that Iran and Armenia inked ten agreemen’s on security, political and economic cooperation, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Baghdasaryan arrived in Tehran on Sunday and was formally received by his Iranian counterpart Saeed Jalili.

He said his talks with Jalili were "fruitful" and referred to his talks with the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as "promising."

"During negotiations my counterpart showed that he is fully aware of regional and international matters," he said.

He said the 10 agreemen’s made during the talks have reached practical stages with the Iranian and Armenian security official have agreed to expand cooperation, he told reporters.

During Talks with his Iranian counterpart Saeed Jalili, he said that Armenia’supports Iran’s "civilian nuclear program.”

Commending Iran’s positions on the region’s critical issues, Baghdasaryan called for Iran to actively cooperate in Caucasus security issues.

Iran, not as an active player, has made several attempts to have a role in the region, especially as a mediating party in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"Iran’s basic policy seeks practical support for promoting regional peace and preventing crisis," Jalili said, adding that "cross-regional forces’ interference only creates crisis and regional issues need to be settled only by regional countries."

In the meantime, Jalili said that "Tehran and Yerevan enjoy longstanding historical and friendly ties. Therefore, they can develop those ties."


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