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YEREVAN, December 23 (Itar-Tass) —— Armenia and Iran think that the Iranian nuclear problem should be resolved at negotiations with diplomatic efforts, says a joint communique of Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted in Yerevan on Friday. Ahmadinejad is paying an official visit to Armenia.
The presidents called important the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and expressed their adherence to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At the same time, they noted the right of all states, including Armenia and Iran, to peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Sargsyan and Ahmadinejad called necessary lasting peace, stability and security in the region. They attributed large significance to the deepening of multilateral regional cooperation and settlement of regional conflicts.
While commenting on the Karabakh problem, the presidents said that the conflict must be resolved peacefully on the basis of fundamental norms and international legal principles.
The presidents dwelt on the latest events in the Middle East and North Africa and stressed the need for the fulfillment of lawful rights of peoples against the backdrop of regional stability, security and peace and national solidarity.
Sargsyan and Ahmadinejad expressed their readiness to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism and organized crime.