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Sarkisian Leaves for Stepanakert as Karabakh Negotiators Arrive in Yerevan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian unexpectedly left for Stepanakert early Friday as International mediators brokering a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement arrived in Yerevan for a series of meetings with Armenian leadership in hopes of building on the recent progress in peace talks. No official announcement had preceded the president’s departure. Sarkisian is not set to return

No Peace Plan Without Armenia, Karabakh Consent

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia will not sign any peace agreement without the explicit approval by the people of Armenia and Karabakh, said foreign minister Eduard Nalbandian during a briefing in Parliament Wednesday. “When there is a consensus in the process, all principles will be presented to the people for discussion. Without the full understanding and assistance by

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

Armenian, Azeri Presidents Pledge to Step Up Negotiations in Joint Declaration

MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan pledged on Sunday to step up the prolonged search for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but did not announce any concrete agreemen’s after weekend talks hosted by their Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev. Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev met in a one-to-one format and were later

Mediators Look to ‘Finalize’ Framework Karabakh Deal

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–International mediators plan to visit Baku and Yerevan next week to try to build on progress which they believe was made by the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents at their weekend meeting in Russia, Washington’s chief Nagorno-Karabakh negotiator said late Thursday. In an interview with RFE/RL, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza also insisted

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

Aliyev, Sarkisian to Meet in Moscow

MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Moscow on November 2 for potentially decisive talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it was officially announced on Wednesday. The Kremlin said the trilateral meeting will take place “in accordance with an agreement reached earlier.” "On November 2, 2008, in Moscow… a

If Azerbaijan Continues Threats, Armenia Should Recognize Karabakh, Says Manoyan

YEREVAN (ARF Press Office)–Armenian Revolutionary Federation political director, Giro Manoyan, told a press conference Monday that if Azerbaijan continues its threats of military aggression Armenia will have no other choice but to recognize the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Manoyan also reiterated the ARF’s ongoing position that Karabakh cannot be part of Azerbaijan, adding that

US Considers Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity Key to Karabakh Resolution, Says Bryza

BAKU (Trend)–The United States considers the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan as a key principle on which the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution should be based, Matthew Bryza, the US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, said in an interview with BBC Russia. Bryza said that the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia reportedly want the conflict resolved as

A Diplomatic ‘No’ to Iran

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution process will continue under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, said Armenia’s foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan Tuesday, in response to an Armenpress inquiry on Iran’s offer to mediate the conflict resolution process. Iran expressed its desire to mediate the conflict following the Sept. 16 visit by Armenia’s Foreign