Charian who was speaking to Lura Suleiman, Directing Editor of the Lebanese National News Agency, provided comments about his 10-year tenure as the Archbishop of Isfahan province and southern parts of Iran and said "Since I have come to Iran, many groups and delegations from different countries have traveled to Iran and visited me.”
"They all mentioned that prior to their trip to Iran, they used to have wrong ideas about the Islamic Republic, but after their visit their had realized the truth.”
When foreign delegations visit Iran, they witness that the Jew, the Assyrian, the Christian and the Muslim live side by side with kindness, he noted.
He pointed to Iran's churches as being 24 in number and further explained that 13 of those are situated in Isfahan.
Suleiman, in turn, stated that her visit was made at the request of the Islamic Republic News Agency’s managing editor.
She said that it had been her first trip to Iran and added "Prior to this, I had wrong information about Iran. But after I saw the reality, my attitude toward the country changed.”
The Lebanese Suleiman visited Isfahan’s historical sites on Thursday and left Iran on Friday afternoon.
During her short trip to Iran, she also met Iran's Minister of Culture Ali Jannat, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afgham, and a number of other officials.