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Iran committed to all agreements with Armenia: Acting president

Iran’s Acting President Mohammad Mokhber (R) met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Tehran on May 22, 2024.

Iran’s Acting President Mohammad Mokhber says the country will remain committed to all agreements with neighboring Armenia despite an upcoming change of administration that has been required by law because of the death of President Ebrahim Raeisi in a helicopter crash on May 19.

“We will stand by all of our obligations and agreements with Armenia,” Mokhber told visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

He said Iran’s strategy of expanding relations with neighbors will not change with the passing of a president.

The former vice-president and current head of the executive branch said people in Iran constitute the main element of national power.

That fact, he said, was proven with the massive presence of people in funeral ceremonies held for President Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossien Amirabdollahian and other officials martyred in the helicopter crash.

Pashinyan was in Tehran to attend a state funeral for the crash victims. The Armenian prime minister said he was deeply saddened by the loss of both Raeisi and Amir-Abdollahian since he enjoyed close personal connections with them.

He said Armenia and Iran had reached a series of good agreements during the time in office of Raeisi and Amir-Abdollahian, adding that the government of Armenia is totally committed to the implementation of bilateral agreements.

Raeisi and Amir-Abdollahian, along with two top officials of the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, and four other people on board the helicopter were returning from a dam inauguration ceremony on Iran’s border with the Republic of Azerbaijan when the aircraft crashed into forests in Varzaqan region.

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