ArmInfo. It is very important for Armenia to avoid unnecessary movements in the conflict between the USA and Iran. Member of Standing Committee on Foreign Relations from the "My Step" faction Mikayel Zolyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"In this light, I do not see in a positive light the attempts of many representatives of our society to take sides in this confrontation.
This indicates the absence of Armenian-centric thinking in Armenian society. Our citizens are still following others agendas. These agendas are not good and not bad "They're just not ours. Accordingly, we simply shouldn't be guided by them," he said.
In this context, Zolyan assesses the official reaction of Yerevan to the processes around Iran as very adequate. The parliamentarian is convinced that there is no alternative to neutrality for Armenia, given that Iran is friendly, a neighbor, and the United States is a very important, also friendly country. Moreover, in both countries there are large Armenian communities.
In this light, the parliamentarian is convinced of the complete absence of even a choice for Armenia. The only choice for the country's leadership, in his opinion, is the promotion of a peaceful agenda. Zolyan believes that such a position of Armenia will find understanding not only among the international community, but also among the parties to the confrontation.
Commenting on the possibility of a flow of refugees from Iran in Armenia in the event of a deepening confrontation with the United States, Zolyan assessed it as low. At the same time, according to his estimates, in any case, Armenia needs to be prepared for any scenarios, including possible migration flows.
"Of course, this will be a challenge for us, respectively, we must be ready for it. Our relevant bodies should be prepared for all possible scenarios for the development of the situation. Given the close ties between Armenia and Iranian Armenians, many of our compatriots may express a desire to repatriate, regardless of situation in Iran. And we should always be ready to accept any group of Armenians from anywhere in the world, regardless of the circumstances and reasons for their return, "the parliamentarian summed up.