Main Strategy of Iran’s Foreign Policy Is to Improve Relationships with Neighbours – Iranian Ambassador to Russia
Russia, Moscow, 8 February / Тrend corr R. Agayev / The main strategy of Iran's foreign policy in the region is to improve the relationships with its neighbouring countries, including Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Golamreza Ansari, the Iranian Ambassador to Russia, at a press conference in Moscow on 8 February.
" Iran has good relations with Azerbaijan- humanitarian as well as trade cooperation. Our relationships are gradually increasing," the Ambassador said. According to Ansari, Iran simultaneously actively cooperates with Armenia as well.
"When we improve our relationships with other countries, we are blamed, when our relationships deteriorate, we are again blamed," Ansari said meaning Azerbaijan's possible discontent with development of close the cooperation between Iran and Armenia.
According to Ansari, when some discords or a conflict situation occurs between Iran's neighbouring countries, Iran insists on a settlement though peaceful negotiations. "Taking into account Iran's friendly relations with several conflicting countries, the conflicting states may make use of this friendship to smooth out their disagreements," Ansari said.
According to the Ambassador, 27mln Azerbaijanis live in Iran. "Azerbaijanis are represented everywhere in Iran and have everything required," he said.