YEREVAN. – Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan had a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan said during his live stream on Facebook.
“The ministers discussed regional situation, Armenian Foreign Minister expressed condolences to the Iranian government and Iranian people over the situation that claimed lives. Iran is a friendly country of ours, the United Sates are a friendly country, and under these circumstances we cannot be involved in anti-Iranian actions, just as in anti-American actions. Our message is that our partners in Iran and the United States avoid the moves that would worsen already tense situation in our region and in international relations,” Pashinyan said.
Armenian PM said he had instructed the relevant state agencies to follow the situation attentively.
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