According to IRNA, he made the remarks during a meeting with a group of managers and editors-in-chief of Iran’s major newspapers and news agencies who arrived in Beirut on Thursday on a week-long visit.
Archbishop Keshishian said that followers of all divine religions, including Armenians, were living freely in Iran.
Praising the way that Iran’s leadership and its government were treating Armenians in that country; the Archbishop said that Iranian Armenians even had two representatives in the country’s Parliament (Majlis).
Condemning any type of sacrilege against values of divine religions, Archbishop Keshishian called on leaders of different religions to make more interactions to prevent any violation against religious values in the future.
He also referred to the recent visit of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to Lebanon noting that Tehran-Beirut ties were on the rise.