Iran’s President Donates $340,000 to Armenian Hospital in Tehran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited Armenian families for Christmas

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YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has donated 10 billion Iranian Rials (approx. $350,000) to an Armenian community hospital based in Tehran, the IRNA News Agency reported.

His advisor, Hossein Fereydoon, who visited the hospital, said that a co-existence of Muslims and non-Muslims is a good example for all the countries in the region.

Meanwhile, Rouhani also paid what is being dubbed as a Christmas visit to Iranian-Armenian families whose members had fought in the Iranian Army, repooted Armenpress, quoting sources at the Iranian Embassy in Armenia.

Rouhani first visited the Movsisyan’s family. The father and son of the Movsisyan’s family “sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Islamic revolution and protection of the homeland.”

The Iranian president expressed well wishes to the family members and highlighted the significant role the religious minorities played during the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.

Among other things the Iranian President noted that the Muslims consider Jesus Christ a prophet of mercy and kindness.

“This is a good occasion to express our gratitude to the families of the victims and honor their self-sacrifice and resistance,” said Rouhani noted.

The Prelate of the Armenian Church in Isfahan, Archbishop Babken Charian said Monday that the religious minorities’ right to have representation in Iran’s parliament is an indication to the freedom of speech in the Islamic Republic.

Speaking to IRNA, Archbishop Charian said Iran is a symbol of peaceful coexistence of followers of divine religions.


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  1. Hratch said:

    Now he expects ten fold in Armenian concessions to this ‘humanitarian’ gesture……Feeble minded Armenians will always welcome hand outs whether coming from California welfare system or the Iranian government……..

  2. Mt Aearat said:

    US and Iran should make peace . This is good for Armenia too !
    New US policy on Iran should not become hostage to/by the interests of third party and well known lobby groups . US Congress and US Senate should act in a responsible way and avoid any new sanctions and provocation against new elected president of Iran , doubtful actions.statements which could harm long term national interest of US

  3. Ed said:

    We shouldn’t forget how pro Turkish Jewish lobby did fight the recognition of Armenian genocide by every mean ! I hope Iran will make more progress in terms of human rights and freedom . Nevertheless less long term national interests of America , Armenia and Iran in the region have much common This which worries most well known long term enemies of Armenia including Turkey and its supports in Washington

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  5. Razmik said:

    Long live Iran and Armenia. Iran is a helpful and friendly country. Mr Rouhani’s contribution is greatly appreciated.