September 23, 2022 - 12:44 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on the margins of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, September 22. According to a statement from the former’s office, the Ileader of the Islamic Republic said Iran's link with Armenia should not be jeopardized amid Azerbaijan’s ongoing aggression.
The Armenian Prime Minister weighed in on the large-scale aggression launched by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia and its consequences, emphasizing the importance of the condemnation of Azerbaijani actions, the adequate reaction of the international community, including Iran, for the withdrawal of Azerbaijani units from the sovereign territory of Armenia. Pashinyan expressed satisfaction with the clear assessments of the Iranian side, attaching importance to the close bilateral cooperation in the current situation.
Raisi noted that Iran is closely following the developments and added that all issues in the region should be solved exclusively peacefully. According to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran's position regarding the territorial integrity of states and the inadmissibility of border changes in the region is clear and Iran's link with Armenia should not be jeopardized. Raisi stressed that his country is ready to support the establishment of peace in the region, adding that the Armenia's security is important for Iran.
The two exchanged thoughts on further development and expansion of cooperation between the two states in various fields.
The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. At least 207 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.