ArmInfo. Armenia is concerned about the instability in the Middle East. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan stated this in a conversation with reporters. Mnatsakanyan noted that cooperation with colleagues continues.
"We conduct telephone calls with them, our diplomatic corps is also actively working. Naturally, the situation is quite tense, and it cannot but cause concern, as there is a disagreement between our immediate partners. However, the entire security system of Armenia is working very well to change the situation didn't take us by surprise>, the Minister emphasized.
In conclusion, the Armenian Foreign Minister expressed hope that the situation could be resolved peacefully. To note, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan was invited today to meet with MPs from the "My Step" ruling bloc. He noted that the range of issues was quite wide. We will discuss our work and processes taking place in the region, "the minister emphasized. The situation in the Middle East escalated after the assassination of influential General Qasem Soleimani. On January 5, the Iraqi parliament ordered the government "to put an end to the military presence of foreign forces and to cease work under the security agreement concluded with the forces of the international anti-terror coalition." In the following days, Iran launched a series of rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq. 16 hours after the shelling began, US President Donald Trump announced the US's readiness for peace, while at the same time announcing new sanctions against Iran.