Iran Opposed to Geopolitical Changes in Region: Shamkhani

Iran Opposed to Geopolitical Changes in Region: Shamkhani

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In comments upon his arrival in Armenia on Thursday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani expressed Tehran’s opposition to any move resulting in geopolitical changes in the region.

Shamkhani arrived in Yerevan on Thursday morning as part of a tour of the Caucasus.

The top Iranian security official is going to hold meetings with Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues and the plans for cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan to ensure regional security and stability.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival, Shamkhani highlighted the Iranian administration’s policy of expansion of relations with the neighboring and regional countries.

Stressing the need for the efforts to establish peace and stability in the region through intra-regional cooperation, he said Iran supports formats such as the 3+3 South Caucasus Platform to that end.

He also expressed hope that the negotiations between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan would lead to sustainable peace with the protection of territorial integrity of the both nations, adding, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is opposed to any measure resulting in changes to the geopolitics of the region.”

After the trip to Armenia, Shamkhani will travel to a number of other Caucasus countries.

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