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Top European Officials in Armenia for Talks on Karabakh, Turkey

Top officials from the European Union’s Council of Ministers and the European Commission were in Yerevan Monday on their latest tour of the South Caucasus for talks with the country’s top officials. Following their meetings, Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian held a joint press conference with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who led the European Union delegation.

Nalbandian Further Alienates

Armenia’s Foreign Minister, Eduard Nalabandian, chose a joint press briefing with his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt to fire back at calls for his resignation. Last week the Armenian Revolutionary Federation called for Nalbandian to step down, saying “Armenia’s foreign policy has deviated from the main provisions of the national security strategy.”

Armenia Mourns Victims of Caspian Plane Crash

National flags in Armenia flew at half-mast on Thursday for the victims, including many Armenians, of a plane crash in Iran the previous day. A Caspian Airlines Tupolev aircraft operating a Tehran-Yerevan flight crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, hitting the ground outside the northwestern Iranian city of Qazvin and killing all 153 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

ANCA Chairman Denounces Efforts to Pressure Armenia into Unilateral Concessions on Karabakh

Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Chairman Ken Hachikian expressed “profound disappointment” Wednesday at the unreasonable pressure being applied by the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs, which could threaten the viability of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.