IP - The Armenian government on Friday announced recognition of the State of Palestine, the latest country who do so as a reaction to Israeli genocide in Gaza, and said is "against violence towards civilian populations."

Iran Press/Asia: "Confirming its commitment to international law, equality of nations, sovereignty, and peaceful coexistence, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine," Yerevan said.

Armenia said that it is "genuinely interested in establishing long-term peace and stability in the Middle East."

Yerevan, which has itself been ridden by conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan for decades, slammed Israel's military conduct in Gaza.

Armenia condemned targeting civilian infrastructure and violence towards civilian populations," the ministry said.

Last month, Ireland, Norway, and Spain also recognized Palestine as an independent state.

Of the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly, now 147 countries have recognized the Palestinian state.

Before the Israeli war on Gaza, 43 countries had recognized Palestine previously.

37,431 Palestinians have been killed so far and 85,653 wounded in Israel’s war on Gaza since October 7.