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Karabakh peace conditional on ‘overthrow of Armenian regime’

An Azerbaijani official has said that progress cannot be made on a Karabakh peace deal until the “fascist regime in Armenia is overthrown”.

Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov, who is also chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Refugees and Displaced Persons, made the comments on Friday during discussions of a book by the head of the Presidential Administration, Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, “Goris 2010: Theater of the Absurd”. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press, International Press No Comments » May 2011


Azerbaijani farmers come under Armenian fire

Azerbaijani civilians working in fields near the front line have come under automatic and machine-gun fire from Armenian positions.

The incident occurred near Chiragli in Agdam District in southwest Azerbaijan, APA reported.

The firing continued for 30 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » May 2011


Russian, US, French leaders call for Karabakh peace

The presidents of Russia, France and the USA have issued a statement on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The three countries co-chair the OSCE Minsk Group, the international body seeking a settlement to the conflict.

The presidents, Dmitriy Medvedev, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama, issued the statement at the G8 summit in Normandy on Thursday, APA reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press, International Press No Comments » May 2011


EU concerned at Karabakh tension

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has discussed regional stability and conflict resolution in the South Caucasus.

“The Council held an exchange of views on the current situation in the South Caucasus and a possible EU role in the region,” according to a preliminary report on the meeting published by the EU.

The meeting of the European Union’s foreign ministers “focused on the need for regional stability and conflict resolution and the importance of making full use of the Eastern Partnership”. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » May 2011


Armenia expects Russian support in Karabakh war

Armenia is counting on support from its ex-Soviet military allies, including Russia, if war breaks out with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the defense minister said Thursday.

A member of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, or CSTO, which has been touted as a post-Soviet answer to NATO, Armenia is locked in an increasingly tense dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » May 2011