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Armenian Bloggers Call for Nalbandian’s Resignation

The release last week of an announcement by the presidents of US, France and Russia on the Madrid principles guiding the Karabakh peace talks has created an uproar in the Armenian blogosphere, with bloggers united in calling on President Serzh Sarkisian to immediately relieve Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian from his duties.

Pan-Armenian Summit Says Karabakh Independence Non-Negotiable, Demands Yerevan Break Off Turkey Negotiations

A two-day Pan-Armenian conference in Stepanakert, organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, concluded on Saturday with a firm resolution demanding Yerevan make immediate and drastic corrections to its flawed approach to both the Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks and the ongoing negotiations to normalize relations with Turkey.

French, Russian, US Statement on Karabakh Demonstrates ‘Political Will,’ Says French Envoy

A recent statement by the Presidents of France, Russia and the United States urging a quick resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict demonstrates “political will” at the “highest level” to “reinforce results reached thus far in the negotiation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan, according to French Ambassador to Armenia Serge Smessow.

House Adopts $48 Million for Armenia; $10 Million for Karabakh, Maintains Military Aid Parity

On Thursday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the earlier Appropriations Committee requests for $48 million in U.S. aid to Armenia and $10 million aid to Karabakh, while maintaining military assistance parity between Armenia and Azerbaijan as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2010 foreign assistance package, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA.)