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Bryza Rules Out Russian Peacekeepers in Karabakh

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Speaking to reporters in Azerbaijan’s capital on Wednesday, the US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group discarded the possibility of having Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in or around Nagorno-Karabakh in the event that an agreement on settling the Karabakh conflict is ever reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan. "Russian troops can not act as

Israel’s Foreign Minister Praises Ties with Azerbaijan

BAKU (Today.az)–Israel’s Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni on Monday praised her country’s growing ties with Azerbaijan, describing the country as a “peace loving” state. “Israel and Azerbaijan maintain friendly relations. Azerbaijan is a peace-loving modern Moslem state and Israel considers it important to maintain good and friendly relations with it,” Livni said during an interview published

Turkey’s Top General in Azerbaijan for Talks with President, Top Officials

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s top general met on Thursday with leading members of Azerbaijan’s government for talks on the region and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. General Ilker Basbug, Turkey’s chief of General Staff held separate meetings Thursday with President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, Defense Minister Safar Abiyev and Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov. Turkish journalists were

Moscow Declaration Has Serious Problems, Says Hovannesian

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–A leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Thursday raised serious concerns over a declaration on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict signed between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Sunday after talks hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “Although we see the declaration as a generally positive step which affirms the need to settle the

Yovanovitch Comments on US Elections, Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Speaking to reporters about Barack Obama’s presidential win, the US Ambassador to Armenia, Marrie Yovanovitch, appeared to contradict herself on Wednesday, giving differing responses to questions about Obama’s impact on US foreign policy toward Armenia and the Armenian Genocide. In one instance, early in the press conference, Yovanovitch firmly stated that US foreign policy

Turkey, Azerbaijan Discuss Karabakh

ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–Standing alongside his Azerbaijani counterpart during a joint press conference in Ankara Wednesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul proclaimed that a new era for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has begun. Gul’s remarks came at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who arrived in the Turkish capital Tuesday only days

Turks, Azeris Mull Armenia Ties

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–Turkey will host the re-elected Azerbaijani leader, Ilham Aliyev, on Wednesday for talks aimed at coordinated the two countries’ policies on neighboring Armenia. The announcement comes after the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a joint declaration near Moscow pledging to intensify negotiations for a political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after weekend talks

Armenia Says Satisfied With Moscow Talks

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The Armenian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday described as “positive and productive” the weekend meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijani and Russia but did not comment on chances of a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement before the end of this year. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosted the crucial talks between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts outside Moscow

ARF Deputy Warns Against Panic on Karabakh Status

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia’s media and radical opposition are unnecessarily spreading panic throughout the country about the future of Nagorno-Karabakh, the deputy speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly, Hrayr Karapetyan, said on Friday. According to Karapetyan, who is a leading member in the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s parliamentary bloc, there is no reason to panic about a resolution

Russa, Turkey Competing for Influence in Caucasus, Says Safrastyan

YEREVAN–Turkey and Russia are competing for strategic influence over the South Caucasus, waging their struggle for regional dominance in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Director of the Oriental Institute at the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia’said on Wednesday. “Today Russia and Turkey are struggling for the South Caucasus, and the Karabakh conflict is one of the most