ArmInfo. After the revolution for the first time the rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Iran have become legal, the primate of Tehran Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Sepuh Sarkissian said in his welcoming speech at the solemn event of the Armenians of Tehran on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
“Religion and homeland are two sacred values for the people of Iran, and Iranian citizens have always sacrificed themselves for the protection of these two sacred principles. After the war, the Armenian community also played its role in promoting Iran in the artistic, industrial, and international transport sectors, “said Sarkissian.
To note, according to official data, today the Armenian community of Iran totals 200 thousand people.