The Armenian community of Iran expects the Islamic Republic to issue a condemning statement, Armenian MP in the Parliament of Iran Karen Khanlaryan wrote in a column published in local “Ghanoon’ daily.
Expert in Iran Armen Israyelyan refers to the piece on his Facebook page, writing that the MP reflected on deepening of the Iranian-Armenian high-level cooperation in all spheres, including on the challenges and achievements o the Armenians living in Iran.
Speaking of the Iran’s stance on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Khanlaryan noted the Islamic Republic had always shown constructive approach toward the conflict settlement and on numerous occasions had voiced a desire to settle it through peaceful means. In that regard, the Armenian MP points pout to continuous military threats exercised by Azerbaijan.
The next topic Khanlaryan covered was the issue of the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the need for condemnation, adding the Armenian-Iranian community expects the authorities of the Islamic Republic to come up with an official condemnation.
“Considering the existing challenges in the region and the matters Iran faces, Armenian lawmakers in the Iranian parliament as well as other structures operation in the neighboring country have recently doubled their efforts to promote Armenia’s (including Artsakh) interests in Iran, while Armenian-Iranian journalists and experts work toward representing Armenia properly not only for raising larger awareness about Armenia among Iranians but also for the preservation of the Armenian identity,” Israyelyan wrote as a post scriptum to his post.