Vice-Speaker of Armenian parliament Eduard Sharmazanov condemned Baku's latest efforts to introduce element of inter-religious conflict to Karabakh problem.
Armenia jointly with the Co-Chairs of OSCE Minsk Group will continue efforts aimed at exclusively peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and a meeting with OSCE MG Co-Chairs will take place in the next few days, Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian announced at a press conference in Yerevan on February 2.
"The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved based on the principles of the international law and within Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi, APA reports.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Navasardyan believes Iran's willingness to mediate the Karabakh peace process carries threats for Armenia.
On January 30-31, the Azerbaijani armed forces breached the ceasefire on the line of contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops.
The Azerbaijani villagers were left without irrigation water at the personal initiative of Ilham Aliyev, political analyst, ex-foreign minister of the Nagorno- Karabakh Republic Arman Melikyan says in an interview with ArmInfo.
Both the resolutions discussed at PACE were evidently anti-Armenian, Arman Melikyan, a political analyst, ex-foreign minister of the Nagorny Karabakh Republic (NKR) told ArmInfo.
Approval of the resolution entitled "Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water" (rapporteur Milica Markovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in PACE brings grist to the mill of Azerbaijan's propaganda, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan wrote in his Twitter.
PACE has approved the resolution entitled "Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water" (rapporteur Milica Markovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Failure of Robert Walter's resolution presented to PACE, is first of all a result of OSCE MG co chairs' work, member of Armenian Delegation to PACE and Head of Armenian National Congress Faction Levon Zurabyan, who is currently in Strasbourg, said.
Adoption of "Sarsang" resolution in PACE is a blow against European democracy; Press Secretary of Nagorno-Karabakh President David Babayan expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.
Azerbaijan made a sabotage attempt on the Line of Contact with Nagorny Karabakh Armed Forces overnight, the NKR Defense Army press office reports.
Iran is ready to mediate in the settlement of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict if Azerbaijan and Armenia want, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said in response to APAcorrespondent's question at a briefing in Tehran January 25.
It's necessary to find solution over Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, Anne Brasseur, Chairperson of the PACE said at the PACE Winter Session in Strasbourg.
The OSCE is concerned over escalation on the line of contact of the Azerbaijani and Nagorno-Karabakh troops, George Tsereteli, Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, told journalists in Baku on Monday.
Spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev made the remarks commenting on the January 22 statement by the OSCE MG co-chairs. "The recent statement by the OSCE MG co-chairs hinders the activities of other international organizations that seek to contribute to the resolution of the conflict, as well as the sovereign rights of the state that appealed to the international institution in connection with a matter of serious concern, prejudices the objectivity of the mediation efforts of the MG co-chairs and trust in them."
Azerbaijani regime that is in desperate straits might choose to "play the Karabakh card"--the one grievance that can rally all Azerbaijanis around the flag-and start a military operation, large or small, to recover lost territory, writes British analyst Thomas de Waal in his latest analysis "Azerbaijan's perfect storm" published on the website of Carnegie Endowment - Europe. "In that case, the Armenians would be bound to strike back and a new and potentially catastrophic conflict in the Caucasus would break out."
Parliamentary factions of the National Assembly of the Nagorny Karabakh Republic (NKR) came out with a joint statement urging PACE to refraining from passing anti-Armenian resolutions that endanger the stability and peace in the region.
In 2015, the losses of the Armenian Armed Forces and the NKR Defense Army totaled 57 people, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, says on his Facebook page.
Anti-Armenian resolutions were put on agenda of the PACE Winter Session with gross violations of the Organization's regulations, says Vahan Babayan, Armenian parliamentarian from Prosperous Armenia Party, a member of the Armenian Delegation to PACE.
On January 14, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Special Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council Charles A. Kupchan discussed the Armenian-US cooperation.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's statement that the latest meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was formal demonstrates the real attitude of Baku towards the negotiations, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and basic principles of the conflict settlement, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters.
On Jan 13 night, the situation on the line of contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops was comparatively calm.
On January 14, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission will conduct a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the eastern direction of the Talish village of the NKR Martakert region, the NKR Foreign Ministry says in a press release.
Azerbaijan continued violating the ceasefire on the Line of Contact with the Karabakh troops overnight, according to the NKR Defense Army.
The US Congressmen are trying to ramp down the tension in the Karabakh conflict zone, according to U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce.
Helir-Valdor Seeder, Deputy Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, and Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, who is in Estonia on a working visit, discussed the Karabakh peace process on January 12.
Issues of peace and security will be the main priorities of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE, German Ambassador to Azerbaijan Heidrun Temple told reporters in Baku on January 11.
U.S. humanitarian assistance levels reflect a number of factors and are determined by Congress in the context of our overall assistance goals worldwide. With this in mind, we would like to set the record straight on U.S. assistance to the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan calls for intensifying the work on the proposals on the negotiating table to change the status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in an interview with local media on December 25.
Russian Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing on December 24 the talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders in Bern made no breakthrough in the Karabakh peace process, but were a good opportunity for the two presidents to have a vis-a-vis talk.