Tag Archives: Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Violates CFE Treaty Terms

WASHINGTON–Azerbaijan is in substantial non-compliance in three of the five major categories of weapons limited by the Conventional Forces Treaty–according to Azeri government figures submitted to CFE monitors–as well as the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Since the Tashknet Agreement–signed in 1992 by Azerbaijan and the other Soviet successor states–Azerbaijan has exceeded the CFE

Armenia Accuses Azerbaijan of Border Attacks

Yerevan (RFE/RL)–Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other Tuesday of making cross-border attacks over the weekend. A deputy spokesman for Armenia’s Defense Ministry Hovaness Charekhchian told RFE/RL Tuesday that Azeri ground forces had crossed into Armenian territory before dawn Monday. Charekhchian said about 80 Azeri soldiers crossed into the Armenian region of Tavoush from 1:30 to

Azerbaijan Reiterates Autonomy Call

ANKARA (Itar-Tass)–Azerbaijan is prepared to grant autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh to help put an end to the years of dispute with Armenia over the territory–Azeri Head of State Gaidar Aliyev said at a press conference in Istanbul Wednesday night. Aliyev–believes that the Karabakh conflict can be settled in a peaceful way this year. But a good

Azeri POW Release Delayed by Azerbaijan

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Four Azeri POW’s–who had been scheduled to be freed last week–remain in Shushi–because of their government’s refusal to release Armenian POW’s–including Armen Kahren Gevorkian–who awaits the death penalty for an alleged crime. Recent Azeri POW’s released have had long criminal records–however–the issue has never been raised in connection to their status as POW’s.

Azerbaijan to Free Only Five Armenian POW’s

YEREVAN (Azg daily/Noyan Tapan)–Exchange of Armenian and Azeri POW’s–planned for the end of last week–have been postponed to this week. According to the agreement–Azerbaijan was to free 12 prisoners in exchange for four prisoners to be freed by Nagorno-Karabakh. Nevertheless–according to preliminary information–Azerbaijan will only free five civilians next week.

Azerbaijan Says Armenia Has No Alternative

BAKU (Azg)–Azeri presidential advisor Vafa Goulouzade declared on Tuesday that he believes the negotiations for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict are not at a dead end. He said that the ice has started to melt and certain changes are evident. He also said that Armenia has no alternative and should accept Karabakh’s autonomy as

Armenia Azerbaijan to Cooperate on Air Transit

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Two new international transit air routes–Gumri-Kars and Sevan-Koutaisi–will traverse Armenia’s air space–Edward Pilossian–Chief of the Air Service Department of Armenia’s Civil Aviation Headquarters reported. At a regional meeting of delegations of civil aviation agencies from the Transcaucasian states–Iran and Turkey–Azerbaijan’s representative–who is a TACIS Program officer–handed over the message by the Azeri Civil

Azerbaijan Violated CFE Treaty OSCE Says

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Neither Armenia–nor Georgia have–on the whole–exceeded the arms quota set for them under the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty–while it is only Azerbaijan which keeps on openly defying the Treaty," Vitaly Danilov–a representative of the International Human Rights Congress operating within the framework of the OSCE–said at a recent news conference in Yerevan.

POW’s Freed in Azerbaijan Have No Relation to Karabakh Conflict

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–An exchange of Azeri and Armenian POW’s–which took place last Saturday through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross–resulted in the release of 10 prisoners–six Armenia’s and four Azeris. However–according to an ICRC report–the detainees released in Azerbaijan had nothing to do with the Karabakh conflict. The Armenian side released

Petrosian Says Karabakh Cannot Remain in Azerbaijan

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Karabakh leadership will maintain its continuity of internal and foreign policy and continue to participate in negotiations to achieve international recognition–said Karabakh Prime Minister Leonard Petrosian during a press conference Wednesday devoted to the situation in Karabakh after Robert Kocharian’s resignation as president and appointment as Prime Minister of Armenia. "Karabakh will