Grounds Set for Enhanced Iran-Armenia Ties after N. Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Armenia’s Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan explored avenues for reinforcing Tehran-Yerevan cooperation, particularly after the recent nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
In the Monday meeting in Tehran, Sarmadi hailed Iran’s “excellent” ties with Armenia since the Caucasian country’s independence in 1991.
He further noted that the recent nuclear agreement Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) finalized on July 14 has paved the way for increased economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries.
Tumanyan, for his part, reaffirmed that the resolution of Tehran’s nuclear issue has prepared the grounds for wider cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan.
“Many companies in Armenia are keen to invest in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and in turn, we welcome the investments of Iranian firms in Armenia,” he added.
The remarks come against the backdrop of a new wave of renewed interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (also known as P5+1 and E3+3) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
The comprehensive nuclear deal would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.
Experts believe that Iran’s economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.