Armenia–Iran relations

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Armenia–Iran relations are the bilateral relations between Iran and Armenia. The two neighbouring countries share to a great extent similar history and culture, and have had relations for thousands of years, starting with the Median Empire. Iran and Armenia are strategic allies.

The Armenian community in Iran is amongst the largest and oldest communities in the world, and are part of the native inhabitants of northwest Iran.

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  • 1 Context
  • 2 Iranian-Armenians
  • 3 Trade
  • 4 Cultural ties
  • 5 References
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Context See also: Persian Armenia

Iran and Armenia have been in contact for thousands of years. Armenia was conquered by the Persian Empire several times throughout history, particularly in the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, Sassanid, and Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar periods. Due to the large cultural and historical ties, Armenia is sometimes considered part of Greater Iran. Armenia and Iran enjoy cultural and historical ties that go back thousands of years.

There are no border disputes between the two countries, and the large Christian Armenian minority in Iran has official recognition.

Stepan Safarian, of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, has said "Given this geopolitical environment, Armenia has the legitimate right to cooperate with Iran for ensuring its security...Besides, Armenia has an energy surplus and its only major export market at present is Iran...So there is also a lot of economic interest involved."

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