Tag Archives: Iran

Iranian Official Comments on Mellat Bank Controversy

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"A state with a budget of $60 billion does not feel the need to stand behind its employees after they are humiliated," the second secretary at the Iranian embassy in Armenia–Majid Ruzavi–said at a news conference Tuesday–commenting on the situation of the Armenian branch of the Iranian Mellat bank. According to Ruzavi–law enforcement

Azeri Government Disrupts Iranian TV Broadcast

BAKU (Armenpress)–Following an order by the head of the Azeri state broadcast media–the Iranian television wave length which reached a large number of Azeri audiences was cut off Thursday. This incident is part of a series of such actions taken by the state controlled media head. Azeri viewers were left without picture last Sunday after

Iran Looking to Mediate Karabakh Conflict

TEHRAN (Xinhua)–Iran is looking forward to a peaceful settlement of the Karabakh dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan–President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday. While meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian–the president said that peace in Nagorno-Karabakh will pave the way for the reconstruction and welfare of the two peoples. Iranian officials have reiterated their readiness

Canada ANC Visit Iranian Ambassador

OTTAWA–As an expression of good faith and friendly relations between two communities–representatives of the Armenian National Committee of Canada met last week with Iran’s Ambassador to Canada Said Muhammed Hussein Adeli. The ANCC delegation included Raffi Der Boghossian and Hagop Janbazian and the Dean of the Toronto parish Right Rev. Shahe Panossian. Discussions during the

Iran Hopes to Strengthen Ties With Armenia

TEHRAN (Fact)–Iran’should become Armenia’s number one trade partner–and the Nagonro-Karabakh conflict should be resolved with Iran’s mediation–Iran’s economy and finance minister Morteza Mohamedkhan told a group of visiting Armenian journalist at a briefing Monday. "The two government are aiming to do everything to strengthen all relations and ties between the two countries. We hope that

Iran Iranq Syria Amass Troops

ON THE IRAQI-TURKISH BORDER (Reuter)–Turkey’s neighbors–apparently unnerved by Ankara’s anti-rebel campaign in northern Iraq–are building up their forces on the borders of the Kurdish enclave–according to Turkish and Kurdish sources. Syria–Iraq and Iran have massed forces near the borders of the Kurdish "safe haven" in northern Iraq–Turkey’s state-run Anatolian news agency said on Wednesday. "Syria–the

Armenia Aid Leaves for Iran

YEREVAN ("Respublica Armenia" daily)–An aircraft containing humanitarian aid for the victims of the earthquake in Iran left Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport Tuesday. The cargo included warm clothing–blankets– medical supplies worth $17,000 and was delivered by a delegation from Armenia’s Department of Emergency Services–headed by Armenia’s Civil Defense Headquarters chairman Sergey Azarian. Relief efforts for the devastating

Armenia to Assist Iran Earthquake Victims

YEREVAN (Respublica Armenia)–The government of Iran appealed to Armenia with request for humanitarian aid to help with the aftermath of the disastrous Saturday earthquake. By Monday–2,400 people had died– more than 6,000 were injured–and 135 villages were destroyed. A decree by Levon Ter-Petrosyan–mandated the Armenian Department on Emergency Situations to begin preparation for humanitarian cargo

Iran Azerbaijan Schism Depens

PRAGUE–(RFE/RL)–Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati’s one-day visit to Baku this week served to highlight increasing strains in bi-lateral relations between Iran and Azerbaijan. These tensions have multiple causes. Each country suspects the other of trying to destabilize its internal political situation. In addition–Iran and Azerbaijan have conflicting strategic and economic priorities. Iran looks to

Turkmen’stan Iran Armenia Foreign Ministers Meet

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Trilateral Armenia-Turkmen’stan-Iran negotiations were the main topic of a meeting attended by a Turkmen delegation headed by Vice Premier and Foreign Minister of Turkmen’stan Boris Shihmouradov on Tuesday during a meeting in Yerevan. "Armenia-Turkmen’stan relations are progressing dynamically. They have very good prospects," said Shihmouradov. Historical reports about trade and cultural relations between