The United States Embassy in Baku issued a statement regarding the California State Senate's Assembly Joint Resolution 32, which recognized the independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The US Embassy statement reads:
When commenting on the recent meeting of the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, Robert Kocharyan says in his interview with Noyan Tapan that he lacks sufficient information to impartially assess the efficiency of the meeting. "However, the fact of the meeting after a long break and after the escalation of tension along the Line of Contact is positive. I would refrain from optimistic assessments of the final settlement prospects", he says.
The California Senate-adopted Resolution - AJR 32 encouraging Artsakh's (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation is the result of the tension along the Line of Contact between Karabakh and Azeri troops, Stepan Safaryan, Head of the Armenian Institute for International and Security Affairs, said at today's press conference in Yerevan.
"We welcome the resolution of California Senate on recognition of Independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian says in a statement.
Recognition of NKR's independence by California Senate has completed the process of NKR's recognition by California, NKR President's Spokesperson David Babayan told ArmInfo.
No tangible progress has been observed in the Karabakh peace process since 2011, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told journalists.
By operative data of the NKR Defense Army, Azerbaijan breached the ceasefire on the Line of Contact nearly 40 times on 20-21 August.
The World Union of Yezidis has decided to settle 200 Yezidi families suffering persecutions and violence by Islamic militants in Artsakh, Aziz Tamoyan, Head of the Yezidi Community in Armenia, told ArmInfo.
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern made a video address in the Armenian language, Wednesday. In his address, the diplomat urges the parties to the Karabakh conflict to stop violence and find a peaceful resolution of the conflict through negotiations.
Azerbaijan's latest sabotage attacks on the Line of Contact once again showed how furiously Baku seeks to seize the NKR and take control of its entire territory, NKR Defense Army Commander Movses Hakobyan told reporters, Wednesday. He recalled the truce achieved 20 years ago at the request of Azerbaijan that applied to Russia for mediation.
In case of resumed hostilities in Artsakh, everyone will go fighting, including the boys of oligarchs and statesmen. The statement came from Manvel Grigoryan, MP from Republican Party of Armenia, Head of Yerkrapah Union of Volunteers, in a press conference.
The United States strongly condemns the violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani line of contact that has resulted in significant casualties since July 31, says Charge d'Affaires Gary Robbins of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, speaking at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, Thursday.
Head of Armenia's Permanent Mission to the OSCE, Ambassador Arman Kirakosian made a speech at the special session of OSCE Permanent Council, Thursday, wherein he levered harsh criticism at Azerbaijan's cease-fire violations and sabotages that has escalated tensions and claimed the lives on both parties.
Russia's activity at current stage of Karabakh conflict is for a reason, says Head of the Milli Mejlis Committee on Legal Policy and Statebuilding Ali Husseinly, APA reported.
On August 10 Russian leader Vladimir Putin convened a trilateral meeting between himself, Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev in Sochi. The immediate aim seems to have been successful. That was to dampen down the fighting that flared up on the Nagorny Karabakh Line of Contact and Armenian-Azerbaijani border and killed several dozen soldiers in the last two weeks. But it was striking how vague the public statements after the meeting were, British expert Tom de Waal says in his recent article.
"Unfrozen" Nagorno Karabakh conflict (NK) will affect the 'political pipeline' Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and Azerbaijan's contacts with Europe and U.S. in the energy field, leaving aside the big expenses for dragging Turkey or Iran into the NK conflict. In other words, NK conflict affects also the interests of others, not only Russia.
Representatives of the ICRC Mission in Stepanakert have visited the arrested Azerbaijani saboteurs Shakhraz Gulyev and Dilham Askerov. Zara Amatuni, the Program Manager for Communications, the ICRC Yerevan Office, told ArmInfo the meeting took place on 11 August on a point of order. Amatuni said no letters were exchanged.
"We are encouraged that Presidents Aliyev and Sargsyan met in Sochi on August 10 to discuss the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh," said U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick in response to APA's question about the outcomes of Sochi meeting.
NKR Defense Army reports certain decrease in tensions along the Line of Contact with Azerbaijan.
"Any further escalation risks spillover to neighboring states such as Georgia and would threaten to drag in Russia, Turkey and possibly Iran," Bloomberg writes citing Lawrence Sheets, an analyst on the Caucasus region and the author of "8 Pieces of Empire," a memoir that deals with the post-Soviet wars in the region.
Yerevan, August 11. ArmInfo. Ashot Safaryan. The only thing Nagorno- Karabakh expected from the meeting of the Armenian, Azeri and Russian presidents in Sochi was peace and stability in the region, Spokesman of Nagorno-Karabakh's President David Babayan told ArmInfo on Monday.
The best we could expect from the meeting of the Armenian, Azeri and Russian presidents in Sochi was reduced tensions on the contact line – for you cannot expect more from such a cynical and unreliable enemy, the secretary of the parliamentary group of Prosperous Armenia Party Naira Zohrabyan told ArmInfo on Monday.
The meeting of the Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Sochi has neutralized the threat of a new war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Executive Director of the North-South Political Science Center Yuliya Yakusheva said in an interview to ArmInfo.
The growing tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone were the key topic of my meeting with the Russian and Azerbaijani presidents in Sochi, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview to Armnews.
The NKR Defense Army reports de-escalation of tensions on the contact line of the Nagorno- Karabakh and Azeri armies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Sochi on Sunday.
The most we can expect from the meeting of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Sochi on Sunday is lower probability of a new war in the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict zone, Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told Azatutyun.am.
By killing Armenian prisoner Karen Petrosyan, the Azeri army has proved once against that it is a medieval barbarous gang, preferring not to fight in the battlefield but to slaughter a sleeping soldier or a helpless prisoner, Nagorno-Karabakh's Defense Army said on Saturday.
Aug 3-9 Azerbaijan broke its cease-fire regime with Nagorno-Karabakh over 3,000 times. The Azeris fired almost 60,000 shots at Nagorno-Karabakh's positions.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have completed their meeting in Sochi. The press service of the Kremlin reports that the presidents have discussed urgent problems of Russian-Armenian cooperation and ways to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
We are very concerned over situation along the line of contact, and as you see the situation is not frozen at all, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick told the Voice of America.