When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities.
A mere two days after publishing an expansive and informative exposé about foreign powers buying influence with US-based think tanks to affect US policy, The New York Times published a sloppy article by long-time Azerbaijani collaborator, Brenda Shaffer, who by using official Baku’s vernacular sounds the alarm for supposed plans by Russia to engineer another “land grab” in the region—this time in Nagorno-Karabakh.
With the Senate scheduled to resume session on September 8, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has submitted five pointed questions to U.S. Ambassador to Turkey nominee John Bass in order to bring much-needed clarity to U.S. policy on both the Armenian Genocide and the growing movement to secure Turkey’s return of stolen Christian churches and religious properties, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
Leaders say conflict should be resolved peacefully
SOCHI–Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan met at the Russian president’s summer residence on Sunday and pledged that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully.
“I am glad to state that the President of Azerbaijan drew attention to the necessity of resolving the problem peacefully, and the President of [...]
A three way meeting of presidents is scheduled for Sunday
SOCHI–Russian President Vladimir Putin held separate meeting on Saturday with is Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts at Bosharov Ruchey, the presidential residence in this port city. Among the topics discussed according to reports from all sides was the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, over which a tripartite presidential meeting is [...]
I will treat this as Asbarez’s news recording of a visit to Armenia by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, since most of the official statements and reporting reflect an exchange of niceties and praise for the two countries’ centuries-old friendship and expressions of hope for advancement of trade and other cooperation agreements.