Iranian President Rouhani: Relations With Greece to Witness Further Expansion


The enhancement of bilateral relations between Greece and Iran sees no barrier said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier today, underlining at the same time Greece’s abundant capacities in various fields, while calling for the promotion of Tehran-Athens’ economic cooperation.

Speaking during a meeting with Greece’s incoming Ambassador to Tehran, Georgios Aifantis, Rouhani underlined that “there have always been good relations between the two ancient countries and I hope that the bilateral relations between Tehran and Athens would witness further expansion.” On his behalf, the newly appointed Greek Ambassador replied that “Iran is a key country in the region and Athens is determined to be Tehran’s friend and strategic partner.”

It should be noted that in September, during a meeting in New York between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his then Greek counterpart and government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York and Venizelos expressed his hope that obstacles to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the so-called “Group 5+1” (United States, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) will be removed through continued efforts. The two Foreign Ministers also reviewed major bilateral, regional and international developments.


  1. of course relations with iran will expand – under Syriza, greece will become a muslim country

  2. Unlike leftists, Valakos want’s to keep Greece a primarily Greek country.

    I’m sad to say its unlikely to happen with over half of “Greeks” treasonous leftists that support illegal immigration (with some even supporting Skopians). At current trajectory it looks like Greece 2.0 is going to be gone in a few more decades because of leftists.

    Leftist anti-nationalist ideology is clearly incompatible with Hellenism. A leftist will always puts his leftist ideology ahead of Hellenism. Greeks should start preparing for post-Greece with new Hellenic diaspora oriented organizations that exclude leftists.

  3. Yes just like Israel was friends with Turkish maggots for all those years. The Turks who illegally occupy Northern part of Cyprus. Jews only have friends for as long as it is beneficial to them

  4. Greece should be friends with Iran. Both are nations with many thousands of years of history and despite differences there has always been respect between them. Yes Iran will give Greece a hand in her time of need and why not? It is the right thing to do and I hope Greece and Iran do become friends just like Iran and Armenia are.

  5. Greece is a lot better off with Iran than Turkey and her allies. Iran may not be the most soft spoken but at least you know what you are dealing with. And Iranians have the utmost respect for Greece and her ancient civilization and fully acknowledge what Greece has done for humanity.