Monday, October 22, 2007

Iran's Ahmadinejad praises growing ties with neighbour Armenia

22 October 2007
This is confusing. Israel sides with Turkey which denies the Armenian genocide and the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Armenian Genocide Memorial and denies the Jewish Holocaust. Go and figure. Will this world come to its senses?
YEREVAN (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday praised growing economic and political cooperation with Armenia, shoring up closer ties with the ex-Soviet republic on Iran's northern border.

"We consider our neighbourly relations with Armenia to be very important and a means of strengthening security and stability" in the region, Ahmadinejad said after meeting his Armenian counterpart, Robert Kocharian, on the first day of a two-day visit here.


Ahmadinejad, who has caused outrage by saying the Holocaust is a "myth," was scheduled on Tuesday to visit a memorial to victims of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians between 1915 and 1917.


Ahmadinejad was also scheduled Tuesday to visit Yerevan's Blue Mosque and to meet with members of the Iranian community here.

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