In December, during the meeting of the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Rouhani had left a request to Serzh Sargsyan and he expects that the latter will fulfill it and will not neglect the interests of Iran within the territory of the Republic of Armenia, announced Sergey Shakaryants.
“That request constitutes the issue of cleaning river Araks. Concerns are in place also relative to Amulsar. Gold extractions lead to the violation of eco system, the underground water is polluted, etc.”, he noted.
The second request, according to the political scientist, implies that unimpeded activity of Iranian banks is not provided within the territory of the Republic of Armenia: “I do not know why Iran needs that, we cannot know that, but a request has been made in December and it has not been fulfilled.”
Shakaryants raised a question: “Is Serzh Sargsyan able to solve those issues? Armenia-Iran relations proceed at parliamentary and Ministry of Foreign Affairs level, but our multi-layer relations wait for the solution of those questions.”