Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
Foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbnadyan and Elmar Mammadyarov have met in Kyiv to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.
Russia may use Nagorno- Karabakh as a bait to draw Azerbaijan into the Customs Union, Secretary of Heritage Party Stepan Safaryan told journalists on Wednesday.
Peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict requires genuine efforts. Azerbaijan must agree that Nagorno Karabakh will be independent and the territories around Nagorno Karabakh under control of its armed forces must be returned. Director of the CIS Institute Konstantin Zatoulin told reporters.
The meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Vienna on 19 November was constructive, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told reporters, Tuesday.
American television and radio host Larry King participated in the All Armenian Fund's 16th Telethon on 28 November. The famous host of CNN has accepted invitation of NKR President Bako Sahakyan to visit Artsakh.
The settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict depends exclusively on the economic state of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Head of Modus Vivendi Research Center Ara Papyan told journalists on Friday.
Official Ankara has prepared a road map on establishment of peace in the South Caucasus, particularly, on normalization of relations with Yerevan, Sabah newspaper writes referring to its diplomatic sources.
The Highland City Council, California, on Tuesday adopted a proclamation on establishing Sister City Relationships with the city of Berdzor, Kashatagh region, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Azerbaijan's only one wrong step may result in the events equal to recognition of independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Russia, that is to say, independence of Nagornyy Karabakh, a member of the parliamentary commission for national security and defense, Zahid Oruj, told SalamNews.
"I believe that Russia and Turkey have obligations in the region from the standpoint of Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, situation in Syria and development of the situation in Iraq," Erdogan said after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters that he discussed the Karabakh issue with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev during the president's latest visit to Ankara.
Representatives of the civil societies of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Strasbourg on 28-29 November, to search for ways to resolve the Karabakh conflict.
Security will be Armenia's priority until the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is settled, senior researcher of the Russia's Institute for Strategic Studies Adzhar Kurtov told ArmInfo, when asked to comment on the opinion of Russian military expert Alexander Khromchikhin that Armenia must urgently find money to buy more arms so as to be able to resist Azerbaijan.
Artsakh War Veteran, former commanded of Talin squad, Leader of Nation's Salvation Party, Sargis Karapetyan has decided to dissolve his party and return his battle honors taking offence at the authorities.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's presence at the latest large-scale military exercises in Nagorno Karabakh means: "preparing for negotiations, we keep our gunpowder dry," says Sergey Markedonov, Russian political analyst, commenting on the upcoming Sargsyan-Aliyev in an interview with ArmInfo.
Azerbaijan has again inadequately responded to Serzh Sargsyan's visit to Nagorno Karabakh. According to SalamNews, Elman Abdullayev, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman, said that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's visit to Nagorno Karabakh seriously affects the negotiation process.
The great powers do not want the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be settled, MP from the Republican Party of Armenia Khosrov Harutyunyan said during public debates on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem organized by the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan on Friday.
The Central Information Department of the Artsakh President's Office reports that the meeting then continued in an enlarged format with the participation of the NKR Prime- Minister and a group of the Cabinet's members.
The new Karabakh war through the "domino effect" will blow up Russian regions up to Volga, an expert of the Armenian Centre for Political and International Studies, Ruben Mehrabyan, said during today's public debates "Karabakh conflict: dynamics and prospects" held in Yerevan and organized by the Caucasus Institute.
Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, said at the Atlantic Council, on 12 November, upcoming meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders is a positive development.
Azerbaijan will resume battle actions only if it is fully ready to them, deputy chairman of the Heritage party, Armen Martirosyan, said at today's press-conference. In this context, he touched on the bill on recognition of Nagornyy Karabakh initiated by the Heritage party yesterday and discussed in the parliament.
"I know how painful the Nagorno Karabakh problem is for the Azerbaijanis. I know that almost 99 percent of the Azerbaijanis share common position on Nagorno Karabakh problem. I understand how disappointed the Azerbaijani people are as the problem remains unsolved for more than 20 years," US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar said at a meeting with the students of the Azerbaijani State Economic University, APA reports.
Azerbaijan is politicizing the Stepanakert airport issue, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said in the Armenian Parliament on Wednesday. He said that the project to open an airport in Stepanakert is a priority for both Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh authorities. So, this problem will be shortly resolved.
National Assembly of Armenia rejected the bill On Recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic by the Republic of Armenia with 10 votes "for" and 1 "abstention," Wednesday. Zaruhi Postanjyan, an opposition MP representing Heritage Party, had submitted the bill.
MP from the opposition Armenian National Congress Nikol Pashinyan is going to vote for the bill stipulating recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh's independence by Armenia just because he wants to express his distrust in the Armenian Government's policy,
By recognizing the NKR's independence Armenia will help Azerbaijan to get rid of the OSCE Minsk Group and thereby to take off its strait jacket, Shavarsh Kocharyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, said during today's parliamentary hearings on the bill on recognition of the NKR's independence. To note, the bill was submitted for the Parliament's consideration by Heritage Party.
He thinks that Azerbaijan has become more restrained in its statements. He believes that there will be some progress in the Karabakh peace process within a year. Harutyunyan said that resumption of the peace process at the highest level is a positive result already. "No matter how the talks are going on, they are better than armed hostilities", he said.
"The discussion of the bill on the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state by the Armenian Parliament will negatively affect the peaceful settlement of the conflict and aims at undermining this process," spokesman for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Elman Adbullayev told APA.
One should not wait from the meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev for immediate progress in the Karabakh conflict settlement process, political expert, Alkesandr Markarov, said at today's press-conference.
Turkey has requested support from Switzerland to help overcome conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan to open the way for Ankara to repair ties with Yerevan, which have been cool over the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, Today's Zaman said citing a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Modern Azerbaijan is a typical Middle-Eastern petrostate ruled by a classical Middle-Eastern despotia, where political (and economic) power is concentrated and inherited within the ruling family, the author writes. "Since the death of Heydar Aliev in 2003, tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken a turn for the worse. His son, the new Azeri President Ilham Aliev, has threatened to resort to force to retake Nagorno-Karabakh and exchanges of fire along the frontline have increased," Rasizade writes.