Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on January 27 discussed bilateral ties with his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandian.
At a joint press conference after the talks in Yerevan, Zarif said Armenia's joining Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union this month had opened new opportunities for Tehran to develop ties with Russia via Armenia.
Zarif said Iran hopes a problem related to Russia's delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Tehran will be solved soon.
In 2007, Tehran signed an $800 million deal with Moscow for the delivery of six sets of S-300 air defense missile systems.
However, in 2010 the contract was frozen due to the UN Security Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Iran.
Based on reporting by news.am and Interfax