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Armenia's Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian

Armenian Armed Forces ‘Committed to Peace’

Armenian Armed Forces ‘Committed to Peace’

NOYEMBEREAN, Armenia—Speaking to troops stationed at a base near the Armenian town of Noyemberean marking the 21st anniversary of the ceasefire signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian asserted that the military and political leadership of Armenia are doing “everything possible to establish smart relations with the opponent and ensure the maintenance

Russia Addresses Armenian Concerns over Arms Sales to Baku

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Russia is addressing serious concerns that have been voiced by Armenia about its large-scale sales of offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian implied on Thursday. Ohanian stressed in that context the importance of Russian military aid to Armenia, saying that it is continuing unabated. “Very important [Russian-Armenian] documents signed recently also ensure

Azeri Arms Production Program Rolls Out First Releases

Azerbaijan announced on Wednesday that the first series of weaponry produced through its new domestic arms production program have rolled off the factory and are ready for testing, the Azeri Press Agency reported.

Turkey Opposed to U.S. Missile Defense Deployment

Turkey objects to plans of deploying U.S. missile defense elements on its soil because it could worsen relations with Russia and Iran, Turkish media reported Wednesday.

Youth Organizations in Armenia Issue Statement Condemning Azeri Threats

Youth organizations in Armenia released an open statement on Friday condemning Azerbaijan’s recent threats to use force against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The letter, read at a press conference at the Yerablur memorial complex, is open for all youth, students and political organizations to join, the organizers said.

Congress Agrees On $41 Million For Armenia, $8 Million For Karabakh, Military Parity

The U.S. House and Senate Wednesday agreed upon a far-reaching Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) spending measure that includes a $41 economic aid package for Armenia, $8 million for “programs and activities” in Nagorno Karabagh, and parity in Foreign Military Financing for Armenia and Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Israel Seeks Direct Talks With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday told the members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel is interested in direct talks with Syria over Turkish mediated negotiations, adding that his government would prefer Paris over Ankara in a situation in which a mediator is required, reported the Israeli Web site ynetnews.com.

Armenian Parliament Gives Green Light for Afghan Mission

The National Assembly allowed the Armenian government on Tuesday to deploy a small contingent of troops in Afghanistan in line with its commitments to NATO.

The parliament overwhelmingly ratified a relevant agreement, signed by Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and top NATO officials last month, after a one-day debate that attracted surprisingly little interests from many lawmakers.

Top Turkish Court Begins Hearing DTP Closure Case, Kurdish Clashes Continue

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing a closure case against Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party on charges of links to a terrorist organization.

Armenian Deployment In Afghanistan Set For February

Armenia will send a small contingent of troops to Afghanistan in February to help the United States and its NATO allies fight the Taliban insurgency, according to the Armenian military.

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