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Lachin Corridor remains closed despite ‘rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation’ – 15 September 2023 By Arshaluys Barseghyan | Selected Articles In 200 Brief Posts

Lachin Corridor remains closed despite ‘rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation’ 

 15 September 2023

The Azerbaijani checkpoint at the entrance to the Lachin Corridor. Photo: Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.

The Lachin Corridor, connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, remains blocked by Azerbaijan, as the region continues to grapple with supply shortages amid calls for its reopening.

 

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Lachin Corridor remains closed despite ‘rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation’
The Lachin Corridor, connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, remains blocked by Azerbaijan, as the region continues to grapple with supply shortages amid calls for its reopening. Nagorno-Karabakh has been under blockade since December last year and has experienced increasingly severe food, medicine, and energy shortages since. The Red Cross…
 

 

Abkhazia’s foreign minister warns of growing Georgian–Russian ties
Abkhazia’s Foreign Minister Inal Ardzinba has warned citizens that improving Georgian–Russian relations could threaten Abkhazia, while also suggesting that Georgia was prepared to attack the region given the opportunity.  Just under two weeks after Ardzinba was rumoured to have resigned from his position, the foreign minister has begun a series of…
 

Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh under harsh spotlight
As the blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh drags on, the performance of the Russian peacekeepers charged with providing security on the road in and out of the territory is coming under closer scrutiny than ever before. And the reviews, from all sides, have been scathing. Under the harsh spotlight of the constant coverage by pro-government Azerbaijani media,…
 
Special Episode: A Conversation with Kakha Gogolashvili on Georgia’s Foreign Agents Law
This week’s special episode of Russian Roulette features an interview on Georgia’s foreign agents law conducted by our sister podcast, The Eurofile. Max Bergmann and Donatienne Ruy from the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia program sit down with Kakha Gogolashvili, Senior Fellow and Director of EU Studies at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and…
 
How the War in Ukraine is Reformatting the Post-Soviet Space
PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 800 (PDF) Every day, Russia’s neighbors observe its hostile actions in Ukraine with concern and uncertainty. The war and its consequences are producing a variety of outcomes, many we cannot predict or observe, including dramatic ones that could overhaul history and politics. We cannot foretell decisionmaking from…
 

Azerbaijani, Armenian experts meet in Tbilisi
Baku, September 15, AZERTACThe expert delegations from Azerbaijan and Armenia have met in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.The Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Chairman of the Board of the Center of Analysis of International Relations Farid Shafiyev (AIR Center), and the Armenian delegation by Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan.The…
 
Azerbaijani, Armenian experts meet in Tbilisi – AZERTAC – AZERTAC News
Azerbaijani, Armenian experts meet in Tbilisi – AZERTAC  AZERTAC News
 

 
Analyst: Armenia has not recognized Azerbaijan territorial integrity … – Armenia News
Analyst: Armenia has not recognized Azerbaijan territorial integrity …  Armenia News
 

 

 

 
Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh under harsh spotlight – Eurasianet
Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh under harsh spotlight  Eurasianet
 

 
Conflicts
This theme embraces the study of ethnopolitical conflicts in the South Caucasus. It has three main focus areas: (1) assessing the current status and the risks of escalation, (2) proposing innovative theoretical approaches, and (3) putting the conflict in a wider historical and geographical perspective. This theme includes research papers. The Conflict…
 
Transformations
Skip to content Within this theme, we study the transformation, building and consolidation of democratic institutions in Armenia and the South Caucasus. The main goal of activities within this theme is to encourage a rational discourse about existing problems and trends in nation-building, based on empirical facts and modern political theory, and to…
 
Media
Skip to content The Caucasus Institute has engaged in media studies since its establishment in 2002, placing them in a context of political science and sociology rather than just communication studies. We have conducted media research in a variety of formats and using various methods, including:Armenian Media Quality Assessment, 2004-2007, a  joint…
 
Development of Social Sciences Capacity
This theme has two components: assessing research capacities in Armenia, especially in the area of political and social sciences, and improving them via the inclusion of Armenian research bodies in international scholarly discourses, networks and partnerships.The theme includes:Since 2006, as part of its partnership with the South Caucasus Bureau of…
 
Armenian-Turkish Relations
The Caucasus Institute (CI) in Yerevan, Armenia, was one of the first organizations to launch Armenia-Turkey civil society rapprochement initiative starting from 2005. The activities had different components and were realized with the support of various partners and donors including the Swiss Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNDP, the Heinrich Böll…
 
Gender Research
Skip to content Gender mainstreaming is still a challenge in Armenia; although the country has made international commitments, adopted national and marz-level plans and established bodies and offices responsible for gender-sensitive planning, implementation on local level remains weak. The projects implemented by the CI are mostly based on the low capacity…
 
Diaspora, Migrations and Minorities
Skip to content This theme is devoted to the study of Armenian diaspora, migration and minorities. The Caucasus Institute has carried out the following initiatives within the framework of this theme.Armenian Diaspora: Essays on Sociocultural Typology. The volume is the result of a joint study by two scholars Viktor Dyatlov, an expert on Diaspora theory,…
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erosion of Territorial Integrity as a Threat to International Security
In the aftermath of World War II, the international community created, through the United Nations and other international legal instruments, what scholars and policymakers dubbed the “post-war world order.” This term implied that the world was determined to prevent any large-scale global catastrophe by upholding certain principles that they enshrined…
 

CNN falls into Orientalist inspired propaganda cliches
This is a response to the piece published by CNN titled “Responsible to believe genocide against Armenians being committed, former ICC chief prosecutor says”, authored by Eve Brennan et al, on 12 August 2023. The article repeats the biased and flawed conclusion arrived at in the recent report by Luis Moreno Ocampo, a former ICC chief prosecutor,…
 

Remnants of the Karabakh wars: Missing civilians, mines and WAC
The two Karabakh wars have, over the last 30 years, claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, ruined cities and livelihoods in the region, and resulted in the forcible expulsion of over 1 million people from their homes and properties. The Armenian armed forces committed serious violations of international humanitarian law amounting…
 

Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Brink of Renewed Conflict
On September 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan spoke on the phone with the leaders of France, Iran, Georgia and Germany, as well as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Azatutyan.am; Primeminister.am, September 9). In a manner that resembled his outreach to various world leaders at the beginning of the Second Karabakh War (September…
 

AZERBAIJAN-ARMENIA Peace Treaty is far away on the horizon
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been a major challenge for security and posed obstacles for regional economic and political integration in the South Caucasus. The Second Karabakh War in late 2020 ended the occupation of the major part of the Azerbaijani territories and opened new horizons for regional economic integration…
 

 

Armenian-Azerbaijani Rapprochement: Facing a Hurdle
One year ago, in a piece titled “Towards Armenian–Azerbaijani rapprochement: Initial steps,”[1] I evaluated the initial developments towards the rapprochement undertaken by the governments of both Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Armenia and Türkiye. The piece ended on a positive note highlighting the first direct phone conversation between Armenian and…
 

The multi-vectored foreign policy of Heydar Aliyev
One of the primary methods for ensuring the national interests, security, and overall growth of any country is regarded to be thoughtful foreign policy based on national interests. Heydar Aliyev, the nation’s leader who regained office in the summer of 1993, used the aforementioned thoughtful foreign policy approach, and it significantly…
 

Expert delegations from Azerbaijan and Armenia meet in Tbilisi
A meeting of expert delegations from Azerbaijan and Armenia took place in Tbilisi, Report informs citing the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center). From the Azerbaijani side, the delegation was headed by the chairman of the board of the center, Farid Shafiyev, and from the Armenian side, by the director of the Caucasus Institute,…
 

Expert delegations from Azerbaijan and Armenia meet in Tbilisi
A meeting of expert delegations from Azerbaijan and Armenia took place in Tbilisi, Report informs citing the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center).
 
В Москве прокомментировали решение США ввести санкции против Парцхаладзе
В Москве прокомментировали решение Госдепа США ввести санкции против бывшего генерального прокурора Грузии Отара Парцхаладзе. Как заявил в разговоре с грузинским телеканалом «Формула» председатель Комитета по международным делам Совета РФ Григорий Карасин, Москва не может реагировать на это решение иначе, как возмущением. По его словам, он не располагает…
 
U.S. To Give Ukraine Depleted Uranium Rounds For M1 Abrams Tanks – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
U.S. To Give Ukraine Depleted Uranium Rounds For M1 Abrams Tanks  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
 
ICRC evacuates 9 patients from blockaded Nagorno-Karabakh – ARMENPRESS
ICRC evacuates 9 patients from blockaded Nagorno-Karabakh  ARMENPRESS
 
Nagorno-Karabakh: Prospects for De-escalation (Online event, 15 … – Crisis Group
Nagorno-Karabakh: Prospects for De-escalation (Online event, 15 …  Crisis Group
 
Abkhazia’s foreign minister warns of growing Georgian–Russian ties
Abkhazia’s Foreign Minister Inal Ardzinba has warned citizens that improving Georgian–Russian relations could threaten Abkhazia, while also suggesting that Georgia was prepared to attack the region given the opportunity.  Just under two weeks after Ardzinba was rumoured to have resigned from his position, the foreign minister has begun a series of…
 
Avoid Armenia-Azerbaijan Airspace, Warns Aviation Consultants – Hetq Online
Avoid Armenia-Azerbaijan Airspace, Warns Aviation Consultants  Hetq Online
 

ღარიბაშვილმა ფარცხალაძის სანქცირება არ შეიმჩნია
დღეს, 15 სექტემბერს, პრემიერ-მინისტრმა მთავრობის სხდომაზე რამდენიმე საკითხის შესახებ ისაუბრა, თუმცა არაფერი უთქვამს ყოფილი მთავარი პროკურორის, ოთარ ფარცხალაძის სანქცირებაზე. ამერიკის შეერთხებულმა შტატებმა ფარცხალაძისთვის სანქციების დაწესების შესახებ გადაწყვეტილება 14 სექტემბერს გამოაქვეყნა. აშშ-ის ხაზინის თანახმად, ფარცხალაძეს, როგორც თავის თანამოაზრეს,…
 

President Ilham Aliyev: During occupation, Azerbaijani territories were used for training international terrorists
“The Republic of Armenia kept 20 percent of our country’s lands under occupation for nearly 30 years. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to ECO member countries for their principled position and support of Azerbaijan’s fair cause during the occupation and at the subsequent stage. During this period, Armenia committed war…
 
Putin’s Useful Priests: The Russian Orthodox Church and the … – Foreign Affairs Magazine
Putin’s Useful Priests: The Russian Orthodox Church and the …  Foreign Affairs Magazine
 
Macron Defends Choice To Attend Pope’s Mass – Barron’s
Macron Defends Choice To Attend Pope’s Mass  Barron’s
 
Pope Francis Meets Close Collaborator of Father Rupnik – National Catholic Register
Pope Francis Meets Close Collaborator of Father Rupnik  National Catholic Register
 

Three reasons Biden is struggling with Black and Latino voters
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden host a reception to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A recent spate of polling paints a bad picture of declining support for the president from voters of color. But just how worrisome is it? Though we’re still…
 
Unprincipled men – The Western News
Unprincipled men  The Western News
 

 

Jews around the world send Rosh Hashana wishes to detained reporter Evan Gershkovich
The Wall Street Journal reporter has been held in Russia since March. Thousands have written him letters for the Jewish new year, as the campaign for his release hones in on next week’s U.N. meeting.(Image credit: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images)
 
The Justice Department says there’s no valid basis for the judge to step aside from Trump’s DC case – WLUC
The Justice Department says there’s no valid basis for the judge to step aside from Trump’s DC case  WLUC
 
Special counsel argues judge should not disqualify herself from Trump Jan. 6 case – WPRI.com
Special counsel argues judge should not disqualify herself from Trump Jan. 6 case  WPRI.com
 
Trump offers no valid argument to recuse judge overseeing Jan. 6 indictment: Special counsel – Law & Crime
Trump offers no valid argument to recuse judge overseeing Jan. 6 indictment: Special counsel  Law & Crime
 

New York mayor’s remarks on migrants ‘dangerous’, warns fellow Democrat
Progressive Tiffany Cabán says Eric Adams’ hostile comments on migrants have ‘real possibility’ of inciting violenceA prominent New York progressive is warning that mayor Eric Adams’s hostile comments about the rising number of migrants in the city are “dangerous” and risk inciting violence against the new arrivals and other immigrants.Tiffany Cabán,…
 
Opinion | Marijuana should not be a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin – The Washington Post
Opinion | Marijuana should not be a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin  The Washington Post
 
Situation in Artsakh discussed during consultations chaired by President Shahramanyan
The situation created in Artsakh as a result of the complete blockade of Artsakh by Azerbaijan and the mechanisms for overcoming it were discussed during the working consultations convened by President Samvel Shahverdyan. Other urgent issues on the solution of food problems of the population, pricing of agricultural products, distribution of…
 

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry responds to US Acting Assistant Secretary of State on Menendez’s false claims
Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has firmly responded to US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim, following her statements at the Senate, Azernews reports. “The fact that the initiator and organizer of these hearings are Robert Menendez, a pro-Armenian Senator who is notable by a traditional enmity…
 

Armenian Defense Minister, U.S. Ambassador observe Eagle Partner 2023 joint exercise
16:16, 15 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS. On September 15, Minister of Defense of Armenia Suren Papikyan, together with United States Ambassador to Armenia Kristina Kvien, First Deputy Minister of Defense- Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Edward Asryan, the Deputy Chief of Staff for the…
 

Azerbaijan MFA accuses acting US assistant secretary of state of smear campaign
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Azerbaijan has accused Yuri Kim, the Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, of smear campaign. The statements made by Kim do not reflect “the current situation and realities in the post-conflict situation in the region” and “contain elements of Armenia’s worldwide smear campaign…
 

Putin signaling to trade detained Americans for captured assassins ‘like dealing with a drug gang’
Rachel Maddow looks at the “acute toxicity” of Vladimir Putin in the international community, sending assassins to other countries to kill his political enemies and taking foreign nationals hostage to trade with other countries when those assassins and other nefarious agents are caught and brought to justice.   » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc…
 

‘We Can’t Rely on Russia to Protect Us Anymore,’ Pashinyan Tells Politico
Further Deepening Rift With Moscow, Pashinyan Says Russian Peacekeepers ‘Failed their Mission’; Calls for Ratification of International Criminal Court Treaty Prime Minister Nikol Pashiyan told Politico Europe that Armenia cannot rely on Russia for protection, further deepening the rift between Moscow and Yerevan. He also said that the Russian peacekeepers…
 
We want the Lachin Corridor to be opened immediately – State Dept
We want the Lachin Corridor to be opened immediately, Spokesperson for the US Department of State Matthew Miller said at a briefing with journalists. “We have made that clear. Secretary Blinken has engaged with the leaders of both Armenia and Azerbaijan to make it clear that we want the Lachin Corridor to be opened immediately to address the really…
 

Prosecutors of CIS member states facing new, complex tasks – President Ilham Aliyev
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 15. Prosecutors of the CIS member states are facing new and complex tasks, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his letter addressed to the participants of the 33rd meeting of the Coordination Council of Prosecutors General of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Baku, Trend reports….
 

Department of State Daily Press Briefing – September 14, 2023
Spokesperson Matthew Miller leads the Department Press Briefing, at the Department of State, on September 14, 2023. ———- Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their…
 

U.S. Senate hearing: Assessing the Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2023 Time: 10:00am Location: SD-419 Witness: Yuri Kim, Acting Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs, United States Department of State https://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/assessing-the-crisis-in-nagorno-karabakh Chairman Menendez Opening…
 

U.S. ‘Will Not Tolerate’ Ethnic Cleansing in Artsakh; Opening Lachin Corridor is ‘Not Negotiable’
Senator Robert Menendez Yuri Kim, acting assistant Secretary of State speaks at a Sente hearing on Sep. 14 The United States on Thursday said that the Lachin Corridor “must open now,” and is not negotiable, while insisting that the U.S. will not tolerate the ethnic cleansing of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh. These statements were made by Yuri…
 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a phone call to Ilham Aliyev
NEWS Events 14 September 202323:45 Ilham Aliyev participates in official reception in honor of heads of state in Dushanbe 14 September 2023, 23:45 NEWS Events 14 September 202319:40 Heads of state participating in 5th Consultative Meeting viewed EXPO Central Asia 2023 exhibition in Dushanbe 14 September 2023, 19:40 NEWS Events…
 

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev – United States Department of State
Skip to content Readout Office of the Spokesperson September 6, 2023
 

Top US senator calls for sanctions on Azerbaijan president amid Armenian genocide warnings
The US has failed to address the dire humanitarian situation in contested Nagorno-Karabakh, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez said on Tuesday as he called for sanctions on Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.Mr Menendez also called for an immediate halt to US aid to Baku in a powerful 15-minute speech on the Senate floor.“I don’t…
 

Senator Menendez Presses State Department on Its Actions Regarding Lachin Blockade, Assembly Submits Testimony
“Is it so important to us that we cozy up to someone who is in the process of creating ethnic cleansing? Is that the side of history the US wants to stand on?” concluded Senator Menendez. Conveying the extent of bipartisan concern over the humanitarian crisis, Ranking Member Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) stated in his opening remarks that “tensions are…
 
Senator Menendez Presses State Department on Its Actions … – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Senator Menendez Presses State Department on Its Actions …  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
 

 

 

 
Dushanbe hosted “Friendship Evening” concert program VIDEO – AZERTAC News
Dushanbe hosted “Friendship Evening” concert program VIDEO  AZERTAC News
 

Official reception hosted in honor of heads of state in Dushanbe
An official reception has been hosted on behalf of President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in honor of the presidents participating in the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia in Dushanbe, Azernews reports.
 
Russia Again Blames Pashinyan For Karabakh Crisis – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Russia Again Blames Pashinyan For Karabakh Crisis  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
 
Defense Minister Meets with Russian Commanders Stationed in Armenia, Artsakh
Defense Minister Suren Papikyan on Thursday met with the commander of the Russian ground forces in Armenia General Oleg Salyukov and the newly-appointed commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh, Major-General Kill Kulakov. In meeting with the two military officials, Papikyan outlined the challenges facing Armenia and Artsakh and…
 

Azerbaijan to export products to European Union
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 14. Further expansion of ties with reputable international organizations active in the field of food security in the world has increased interest of foreign investors in Azerbaijan’s economy and opportunities for production of local products, said Chairman of Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency (AFSA) Goshgar Tahmazli, Trend…
 
Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with Commander of Russian Ground Forces and Commander of peacekeepers in NK – ARMENPRESS
Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with Commander of Russian Ground Forces and Commander of peacekeepers in NK  ARMENPRESS
 
Armenian and U.S. Forces to participate in Peacekeeping training – U.S. Army Europe
Armenian and U.S. Forces to participate in Peacekeeping training  U.S. Army Europe
 
Armenia, Azerbaijan Report Casualties Amid ‘Intense Fire’ On Border – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Armenia, Azerbaijan Report Casualties Amid ‘Intense Fire’ On Border  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
 
Russia says it continues contacts with Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh – ARMENPRESS
Russia says it continues contacts with Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh  ARMENPRESS
 
Azerbaijani FM, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State hold phone … – News.Az
Azerbaijani FM, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State hold phone …  News.Az
 
U.S. will not countenance any action to ethnically cleanse Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh – Yuri Kim – ARMENPRESS
U.S. will not countenance any action to ethnically cleanse Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh – Yuri Kim  ARMENPRESS
 
Armenia’s Pashinian Accuses Azerbaijan Of Troop Buildup On Border – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Armenia’s Pashinian Accuses Azerbaijan Of Troop Buildup On Border  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
 
Lemkin Institute issues active genocide alert in Nagorno-Karabakh, calls on int’l leaders to take immediate action – ARMENPRESS
Lemkin Institute issues active genocide alert in Nagorno-Karabakh, calls on int’l leaders to take immediate action  ARMENPRESS
 

Armenia’s Pashinyan: International community should take serious measures to prevent new ‘explosion’ in region
Azerbaijan continues to illegally block the Lachin corridor, and the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh has reached its peak. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the Armenian government. “It is obvious that with these actions, Azerbaijan demonstrates its intention to launch a new military provocation against…
 

Azerbaijani President Attends Central Asian Leaders’ Summit In Dushanbe
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has joined as an “honored guest” a gathering of leaders of the five Central Asian countries.
 

Is Armenia Turning To The West?
A series of demonstrative anti-Russian statements, and the hosting of an unprecedented military exercise with U.S. troops, has raised speculation that Armenia’s slow drift away from Russia may be reaching a breaking point.
 

Armenia Says Baku Has Sent New Peace Proposals Amid Lingering Disputes Over Karabakh Aid
Armenia’s foreign minister on September 13 said his country has received “new proposals” on a potential peace deal from bitter rival Baku, hours after his Azerbaijani counterpart said Baku was prepared to allow the Red Cross to transport humanitarian aid into Nagorno-Karabakh on a regular basis.
 

Russian Humanitarian Aid Arrives In Nagorno-Karabakh After Deal On Transport Corridors
Officials in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh said a Russian truck carrying humanitarian aid arrived on September 12 in the region via territory controlled by Azerbaijan, the first time such a crossing has been allowed in more than three decades.
 

EU strongly believes the Lachin corridor must be unblocked – Michel
16:37, 1 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. The EU strongly believes the Lachin corridor must be unblocked, the spokesperson of Charles Michel, President of the European Council, said in a statement on September 1. The current humanitarian situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly and it is imperative to take steps to address…
 

Armenia interested in opening of all regional communications – Pashinyan
“Armenia is interested in opening of all regional communications,” Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the government meeting while commenting on Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloglu’s statement on the Zangazur Corridor,
 

Heads of state participating in 5th Consultative Meeting viewed EXPO Central Asia 2023 exhibition in Dushanbe [PHOTOS]
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and other presidents participating in the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia have viewed the EXPO Central Asia 2023 exhibition in Dushanbe. The exhibition organized with the support of the government of Tajikistan features leading companies and their products. The…
 
Reps. Adam Schiff and Jake Auchincloss urging Congress to cut off aid to Azerbaijan
As the House considers the Defense Appropriations Bill, Representatives Adam Schiff and Jake Auchincloss are urging Congress to cut off aid to Azerbaijan. “The ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan has cut off essential aid to over 120,000 people. Time is of the essence. The blockade must end,” Rep. Schiff said in a video message….
 

Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with Commander of Russian Ground Forces and Commander of peacekeepers in NK
16:55, 14 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. On September 14, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan held a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, and the newly appointed Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh,…
 

President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan and countries of Central Asia are bound by centuries-long brotherhood ties
“Azerbaijan and the countries of Central Asia are bound by the centuries-long brotherhood ties of our peoples. Shared cultural roots are the solid foundation of interstate relations,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia held in Tajikistan, Report informs via AZERTAC….
 

President Aliyev attends 5th Consultative Meeting of Heads of State of Central Asia in Dushanbe
The 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia has been held in Dushanbe. Report informs via AZERTAC that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the meeting as the guest of honor. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon welcomed President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and other heads of state. Then, a family…
 

CIA ‘looking into’ allegations connected to COVID-19 origins
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US confirmed to ABC News it is “looking into” accusations that several members of an agency team tasked with COVID-19 pandemic analysis were paid off “significant” hush money in order to buy a shift in their position about where the virus came from — but the agency emphasized it does not pay its analysts…
 

US State Department rep: Delivery of cargo along Aghdam-Khankandi route – first important step
The delivery of food cargo to the Russian Red Cross Society along the Aghdam-Khankandi route is the first important step, Acting Assistant Secretary for US State Department European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim wrote on X, Report informs. She noted that the next step should be the simultaneous use of the Lachin road, along with the Aghdam-Khankandi…
 

Armenian Defense Minister meets with newly appointed Russian peacekeepers commander
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 14. Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan met with the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Oleg Salyukov, and the new commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Karabakh, Major General Kirill Kulakov, Trend reports. During the meeting, the sides discussed the situation…
 

Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with Commander of Russian Ground Forces and Commander of peacekeepers in NK
16:55, 14 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. On September 14, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan held a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, and the newly appointed Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh,…
 

Armenian PM meets with Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of French National Assembly
16:59, 14 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has met with the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly of France Jean-Louis Bourlanges in Yerevan. The Prime Minister attached importance to the French lawmaker’s visit to Armenia and thanked him for his contribution to strengthening…
 

 
Is Europe ready to fill Russia’s vacuum in the Caucasus? – IPS Journal
Is Europe ready to fill Russia’s vacuum in the Caucasus?  IPS Journal
 
Azerbaijani oil sells for $98,73 – News.Az
Azerbaijani oil sells for $98,73  News.Az
 

U.S. Military Exercises in Russia’s Backyard Cause Alarm at the Kremlin
In a possible sign of the geopolitical realignment driven by Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, U.S. forces commenced on Monday 10 days of joint exercises with Armenian soldiers. About 175 Armenian soldiers will train with about 85 soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command outside the capital of Yerevan. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union,…
 

 

Armen Grigoryan, Louis Bono discuss situation around Karabakh
Armen Grigoryan, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, on Thursday received Louis Bono, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations of the US Department of State and the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair from the US, the Office of the Security Council of Armenia informs Armenian News-NEWS.am. The interlocutors discussed the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh,…
 

Ranking Member Risch Opening Statement at Hearing on Assessing the Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today gave the following opening remarks at a full committee hearing on assessing the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Witnesses included The Honorable Yuri Kim, acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs at the State Department….
 

 
 

Phone conversation of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Iran
13 September, 2023 On September 13, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following a telephone conversation between the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Iran a few days ago, the Foreign…
 
Iran-Azerbaijan tensions mount as Baku engages with Israel
Iran/SecurityAmwaj.mediaThe story: Tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran are worsening amid signs of closer collaboration between Azerbaijan and Israel. The Israeli foreign minister’s talk of an agreement on a “united front against Iran” with his visiting Azerbaijani counterpart has prompted Tehran to demand an explanation from Baku. The mounting tension…
 

Why Israel Backs Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: It’s Not About Armenia
Amidst the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Turkey on 6 February, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian made a strong statement warning against the threat posed by the Zionist regime to peace and stability in the region. Specifically, he pointed to Israel’s involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where Azerbaijan emerged…
 

Azerbaijani, Israel discuss prospects for inter-parliamentary cooperation
Baku, September 4, AZERTAC Speaker of Azerbaijani Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has met with members of the Israel-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group Evgeny Sova, Osher Shkalim, Tatiana Mazarsky and Almog Cohen.Touching upon the friendly and partnership relations between Azerbaijan and Israel, Speaker Sahiba Gafarova emphasized the exceptional…
 

Opinion: A mountaintop enclave facing genocide. And a plan to stop it – KTVZ
Opinion by Lara Setrakian (CNN) — Nothing about Luis Moreno Ocampo’s testimony to the US Congress last week was subtle. The legendary former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court told the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that there is reasonable basis to believe that a genocide is underway in Nagorno-Karabakh, where an estimated 120,000…
 

President Ilham Aliyev takes part in 5th Consultative Meeting of Heads of Central Asian States [PHOTOS]
The 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia has kicked off in Dushanbe. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is attending the meeting as the guest of honor. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon welcomed President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and other heads of state. Then, a family photo was taken. X X…
 

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Azerbaijan’s Jewish community
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the Jewish community of Azerbaijan on the New Year – Rosh Hashanah. The letter reads: Esteemed Mr. President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I am happy to extend my cordial congratulations and sincerest wishes to you and through you to the friendly…
 

Assistant to President: Senator Menendez lies to Senate instead of answering corruption allegations
The Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hikmat Hajiyev, shared a post on his X (former twitter) page in response to the pro-Armenian senator of the US Congress Bob Menendez’s biased speech against Azerbaijan in the senate. The Azerbaijani official said that the senator, who unilaterally serves the Armenians, lied before the…
 

Putin Grows More Paranoid of Potential Threats to Power
Until June 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin was apparently quite confident in his power and the lack of any true challenge to it. Anti-Putin activists were successfully squeezed out of the country, the most vociferous were imprisoned or killed. The more measured dissatisfied voices largely stayed silent. The Russian elites were seemingly willing…
 

Georgian Government Launches Impeachment Proceedings Against Pro-European President
On September 1, the ruling Georgian Dream party announced the initiation of impeachment procedures against President Salome Zourabichvili (Facebook.com/KobakhidzeOfficial, September 1). The ruling party’s discontent stems from Zourabichvili’s recent visits to Berlin, Brussels and Paris. Georgia is a parliamentary republic. In Georgia’s constitution,…
 
CIA offered analysts monetary incentives to change their position on Covid origins: Whistleblower – WION
CIA offered analysts monetary incentives to change their position on Covid origins: Whistleblower  WION
 
First on FOX: CIA accused of offering money to officials to alter views on COVID origins – Fox News
First on FOX: CIA accused of offering money to officials to alter views on COVID origins  Fox News
 
CIA whistleblower claims agency offered official money to change views on COVID origins – Fox News
CIA whistleblower claims agency offered official money to change views on COVID origins  Fox News
 
Did the CIA bribe analysts to reject Covid-19 China lab-leak theory? Scientists have doubts – Yahoo Finance
Did the CIA bribe analysts to reject Covid-19 China lab-leak theory? Scientists have doubts  Yahoo Finance
 
Putin criticizes Trump arrest, trial: ‘Shows the rottenness of the American system’ – Fox News
Putin criticizes Trump arrest, trial: ‘Shows the rottenness of the American system’  Fox News
 
As in Georgia case against Trump, Indiana’s RICO law has been … – The Herald Bulletin
As in Georgia case against Trump, Indiana’s RICO law has been …  The Herald Bulletin
 

Information about the presence of 3,000 “Wagners” in Armenia for the purpose of a coup d’état is a myth, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said while answering the question of News.ru at the briefing,
Russian MFA: Information about presence of 3,000 ‘Wagners’ in Armenia is mythposted at 09:26:26 UTC via AzeriTimesInformation about the presence of 3,000 “Wagners” in Armenia for the purpose of a coup d’état is a myth, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said while answering the question of News.ru at the briefing,…
 
Putin criticizes Trump arrest, trial: ‘Shows the rottenness of the American system’ – Yahoo News
Putin criticizes Trump arrest, trial: ‘Shows the rottenness of the American system’  Yahoo News
 
US: CIA covered up Covid lab leak finding? Bribe to change view of Covid origins – WION
US: CIA covered up Covid lab leak finding? Bribe to change view of Covid origins  WION
 
CIA covered up COVID lab-leak theory, whistleblower claims – TODAY
CIA covered up COVID lab-leak theory, whistleblower claims  TODAY
 
Will Donald Trump go to prison? – The Independent
Will Donald Trump go to prison?  The Independent
 
S.C. senator requests CIA docs after whistleblower claims COVID … – Fox Carolina
S.C. senator requests CIA docs after whistleblower claims COVID …  Fox Carolina
 
WEATHER TO WATCH: Wet conditions for NYC Wednesday could … – News 12 Brooklyn
WEATHER TO WATCH: Wet conditions for NYC Wednesday could …  News 12 Brooklyn
 

 
Israel: Historic fight over democracy now in hands of Supreme Court – The Christian Science Monitor
Israel: Historic fight over democracy now in hands of Supreme Court  The Christian Science Monitor
 
Hudson River swimmer completes 315-mile trek, conquering fatigue, choppy water, rocks and pollution
The Hudson River snakes through forests and rushes over boulders in the Adirondack Mountains before settling into a wide, slow flow closer to New York City. It stretches 315 miles (507 kilometers) from source to end. Lewis Pugh finished swimming all of it on Wednesday morning. The 53-year-old endurance swimmer emerged from the water off […] The post…
 
Ukraine invasion: Kyiv says Russian naval targets, port infrastructure hit in Crimea – Newshub
Ukraine invasion: Kyiv says Russian naval targets, port infrastructure hit in Crimea  Newshub
 
Россия снова атаковала Украину ночью дронами-камикадзе
Россия продолжает военное вторжение в Украину, начатое 24 февраля 2022 года по приказу Владимира Путина. DW следит за событиями 14 сентября.
 
Putin meets Kim Jong Un, looking for arms – and friends – The Christian Science Monitor
Putin meets Kim Jong Un, looking for arms – and friends  The Christian Science Monitor
 
I’m a former FBI agent and here’s why you should only book rooms on these hotel floors if you want to stay safe while … – Daily Mail
I’m a former FBI agent and here’s why you should only book rooms on these hotel floors if you want to stay safe while …  Daily Mail
 

U.S. Military Exercises in Russia’s Backyard Cause Alarm at the Kremlin
In a possible sign of the geopolitical realignment driven by Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, U.S. forces commenced on Monday 10 days of joint exercises with Armenian soldiers. About 175 Armenian soldiers will train with about 85 soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command outside the capital of Yerevan. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union,…
 

UN urges Armenia to respect territorial integrity of Azerbaijan – SecGen spokesperson
“We would like to recall the UN Security Council resolutions, affirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and call for their full respect,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said at a briefing, News.az reports.He has made the remark, while commenting upon the so-called “presidential elections”…
 
Russian aid reaches beleaguered enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh
For months, residents have complained of bread queues and empty shelves in shops because of shortages of medicines and basic toiletries, after Azerbaijan blocked the Lachin Corridor, accusing Armenia of using it to smuggle weapons.
 

President Ilham Aliyev viewed construction progress of “Istisu” mineral water bottling plant and “Istisu” Treatment and Recreation Complex VIDEO
Kalbajar, August 25, AZERTAC President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have viewed the construction progress of the “Istisu” mineral water bottling plant and “Istisu” Treatment and Recreation Complex in the Kalbajar district.Head of the President’s Administrative Services Department Ramin Guluzade informed…
 

Azerbaijan conveys new proposals on peace treaty, says Armenian FM
19:02, 13 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 13, ARMENPRESS. Azerbaijan has reacted to Armenia’s proposals on a peace treaty and has in turn conveyed its new proposals, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan told lawmakers during question time in parliament on September 13. He said that Azerbaijan conveyed its latest proposals on September 12….
 

Russian MFA: Information about presence of 3,000 ‘Wagners’ in Armenia is myth
Information about the presence of 3,000 “Wagners” in Armenia for the purpose of a coup d’état is a myth, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said while answering the question of News.ru at the briefing, Report inf
 

Azerbaijani FM: We are concerned about growing trend of intolerance, discrimination and Islamophobia in world
Azerbaijan is fully dedicated to upholding the fundamental principles of human rights
 

Azerbaijani FM calls for holding Armenia accountable for serious human rights violations
Armenia must be held internationally accountable for serious violations of international human rights law against Azerbaijani citizens, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Report
 

Bayramov: Armenia doesn’t disclose information about missing persons of 1st Karabakh War
Armenia, ignoring calls from Azerbaijan, does not disclose information about the whereabouts of those who went missing during the First Karabakh War, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council in G
 

FM: Azerbaijan guarantees respect for all rights and freedoms of ethnic Armenians in Karabakh
The Azerbaijani government has committed itself to reintegrating ethnic Armenians living in the Karabakh region as equal citizens within the framework of political-legal, social and economic relations, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at
 

FM: Azerbaijan guarantees respect for all rights and freedoms of ethnic Armenians in Karabakh
The Azerbaijani government has committed itself to reintegrating ethnic Armenians living in the Karabakh region as equal citizens within the framework of political-legal, social and economic relations, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at
 

Hikmat Hajiyev: Hate against Azerbaijanis undermine image and global reputation of US Congress
“This kind of lobbism, ‘moneytalkism,’ sheer lie and racist hate against Azerbaijanis and others undermine the image and global reputation of the United States Congress. Shameful!” Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign
 

Investigative Committee of Armenia: Serviceman shot himself in head with machine gun
The Investigative Committee of Armenia has called suicide a preliminary version of the death of conscript Alex Avanesyan
 

Hikmat Hajiyev: Deliberate weaponization of humanitarian issues – Armenia’s futile strategy
Maintaining gray area status quo and deliberate weaponization of humanitarian issues are their futile strategy, Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to President of Azerbaijan – Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administratio
 

MFA: Azerbaijan presented its comments on peace agreement to Armenia
In connection with the draft agreement “On the establishment of peace and interstate relations”, the Azerbaijani side presented its comments to the Armenian side in a short period of time
 

Jeyhun Bayramov briefs foreign journalists about Azerbaijan’s peace initiatives 
Foreign journalists were briefed about Azerbaijan’s regional, international peace and development initiatives, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jeyhun Bayramov, wrote on X, Report informs.
 

Azerbaijan demands that France stop baseless statements
Azerbaijan demanded that France put an end to baseless statements endangering the fragile normalization process in the region, Aykhan Hajizada, the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, said in his comment about the baseless op
 

MFA: Azerbaijan has right to move its forces in any direction for training purposes in its sovereign territories
“The Republic of Azerbaijan has the right to move its forces in any direction for training purposes in its sovereign territories, as well as to ensure the security of its borders, and interference in these measures is unacceptable,” Aykhan Hajizada, Azerb
 

Putin: Kim Jong-un will visit Vladivostok and Komsomolsk-on-Amur
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Vladivostok and Komsomolsk-on-Amur during his visit to Russia
 

Ufuk Yalcin: Zangazur Corridor is not an alternative to Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line
The Zangazur corridor is not an alternative to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, Ufuk Yalcın, Director General of the TCDD Transport, a government-owned railway company of Türkiye, said in his statement within the framework of the Multimodal Transport
 

IRGC deploying equipment, weapons on border with Iraq
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has begun to deploy artillery and armored vehicles to the northwestern border areas as the deadline of September 19 for the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to take action against anti-Iran terror
 

Speaker of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis visits Hungary
Chairman of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova arrived on a working visit to Budapest to participate in the V Budapest Demographic Summit, Report informs.
 

Jeyhun Bayramov: Provocation called ‘election’ is another blow against efforts of dialogue with representatives of Armenian residents
The provocations of the so-called regime created as a result of the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia on September 9 under the name of “elections” are another blow against the efforts of dialogue with the representatives of the Armenian res
 

British ambassador welcomes opening of Aghdam – Khankandi road
The UK welcomes the opening of the Aghdam-Khankandi road for the Russian Red Cross Society to deliver food to Armenians living in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, the British Ambassador to Azerbaijan Fergus Auld said in a post on X, Report informs.
 

Tbilisi refutes reports of US proposal to establish military base in Georgia
The Georgian Ministry of Defense has issued a refutation of the information disseminated by the opposition television channel that the US proposed that Tbilisi begin negotiations on the deployment of a US military base in the country
 

‘We can’t rely on Russia to protect us anymore,’ Armenian PM says
Russia’s catastrophic invasion of Ukraine means Armenia can no longer rely on Moscow as a guarantor of its security, even as fears grow of a return to open conflict with Azerbaijan, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told POLITICO in an interview, Re
 

Can the US work with Russia in Nagorno-Karabakh?
The geopolitical repercussions from the war in Ukraine continue to reverberate across Eurasia.With global attention preoccupied by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Azerbaijan has been depriving the estimated 120,000 ethnic Armenian population in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh access to humanitarian aid in a blockade that has lasted over eight…
 

The New Kings Of Jihadist Terrorism
The vicious war against the Armenian Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and Armenia by Azerbaijan, Turkey, and thousands of their jihadist terrorists has passed the one month mark. The jihadis’ presence, which includes ISIS, is consistent with the debauched political cultures and national ambitions of Azerbaijan and Turkey.  It also tells us…
 

Azerbaijan concerned over alarming surge in hate speech: Minster
Azerbaijan is convinced that promoting tolerance and non-discrimination is one of the essential elements in ensuring the protection of the rights of people and building sustainable societies, the country’s foreign minister said at the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council.Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan is concerned about the growing…
 

Armenian Anarchist Group Rises in Besieged Artsakh
What You Need To Know:  The ongoing Azerbaijani blockade of food, fuel, and medical supplies from reaching the Armenian statelet of Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, and home to around 120,000 people has today triggered the creation of a new anarchist group – Anarchist Artsakh.  The blockade dates back to Soviet-era territorial claims both…
 

What is Pashinyan’s EU mission group looking for in region?
What and whom Armenia serves is still opaque. The pseudo-independent state, which once had ninety percent of its border territory under the control of Russia, today is gradually breaking away from the influence of Russia and trying to hand over its territories to the West. We would not be wrong if we say that 2020 is the year when Azerbaijan…
 

Kidnapped Nagorno-Karabakh students reportedly released after 10-day detention in Azerbaijan
15:44, 7 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. The Azerbaijani media have reported the release of the three Nagorno-Karabakh students who were kidnapped by Azeri border guards while traveling to Armenia through Lachin Corridor in late August.  The three men were kidnapped and subsequently jailed on August 28. Azeri authorities had announced…
 

Azerbaijan eager to explore more opportunities
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Azerbaijan reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing collaboration in multiple areas, including trade, energy, and the economy. Caretaker Minister for Planning, Muhammad Sami Saeed, met with Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Pakistan, Khazar Farhadov, to discuss the positive trajectory of their bilateral relations. Both sides…
 

EU High Representative: bloc wants to see Georgia succeeding on European path
Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on Monday reviewed his visit to Georgia last week by saying the bloc wanted to “see Georgia succeeding on its European path”. In an article over the visit, the bloc’s top diplomat noted “there is no doubt for the European Union that Georgia belongs…
 

Putin meets N Korea’s Jong Un at Russia Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have had a brief talk at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Wednesday, Sputnik reported. “Thank you for inviting us, despite your tight schedule,” Kim told Putin during the meeting. The ceremony took place at the main entrance to the…
 

Iraq starts relocating Kurdish fighters from Iran border
“Based on the agreement between Iraq and Iran, necessary measures were taken to remove these groups from the border areas and they were housed in camps deep inside Iraqi Kurdistan,” Hussein told a press conference on Tuesday. Hussein said he would visit Tehran on Wednesday to deliver the message in person in the hopes that it would prevent any escalation…
 
Baku and the Balkans: Azerbaijan’s Growing Influence, Built on Gas
The Balkans became ‘critical’ to Azerbaijan a decade ago when Baku threw its weight behind the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Now Russia’s war in Ukraine has opened up even more opportunities. Western sanctions on Russia have opened a new opportunity in Europe for energy-rich Azerbaijan, and the route runs through the Balkans. From statues of late…
 

Armenia Holds Drills With US Amid Rift With Russia
The United States and Armenia opened military drills on Monday, the latest sign of Yerevan drifting from Moscow’s orbit as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reshapes post-Soviet relations.The exercises come amid mounting frustration in Armenia over what it sees as Russia’s failure to act as a security guarantor amid mounting tensions with its historic rival…
 

US Hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Talks
The United States hosted negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday, seeking to quell recent tension over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.The two sides have gone to war twice, in 1990 and 2020, leaving tens of thousands dead, and clashes regularly erupt over the territory, an Armenian-majority region inside Azerbaijan.Tensions have…
 

US Senator Urges Sanctions on Azerbaijan to Prevent ‘Genocide’
A top senator on Tuesday urged the United States to impose sanctions on Azerbaijan’s leader, accusing him of starting a campaign of “genocide” against an ethnic Armenian enclave, charges rejected by Baku.Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of spurring a humanitarian crisis by closing Armenia’s only road link into Nagorno-Karabakh, although the enclave’s…
 

US continues to work to resolve situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia – State Department
The US continues to work to resolve the situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia, US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller said during a briefing on September 12, News.az reports.”Secretary has been personally involved in this with multiple conversations just in the past week,” he said.Miller went on to add that as a longer-term matter,…
 

Azerbaijan lets aid into majority-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh – DW – 09/12/2023
09/12/2023September 12, 2023Separatist authorities in Azerbaijan’s Armenian-populated breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region say supplies have arrived via Azerbaijan-controlled territory. Azerbaijan had closed a route linking the territory with Armenia.A truck carrying aid from Russia crossed from Azerbaijani-held territory into the ethnic Armenian-populated…
 

Top US senator calls for sanctions on Azerbaijan president amid Armenian genocide warnings
The US has failed to address the dire humanitarian situation in contested Nagorno-Karabakh, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez said on Tuesday as he called for sanctions on Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.Mr Menedez also called for an immediate halt to US aid to Baku in a powerful 15-minute speech on the Senate floor.“I don’t…
 

US, Armenia hold military drills as Russia’s influence weakens in Caucasus
WASHINGTON — The United States and Armenia kicked off combined military exercises this week designed to train Armenian troops to participate in international peacekeeping missions, Armenia’s Defense Ministry said.The exercise, dubbed “Eagle Partner,” includes 85 US and 175 Armenian personnel and is being held over 10 days at training facilities outside…
 

Karabakh Separatist Leaders Say Deal Reached With Azerbaijan On Transport Corridors
A French humanitarian aid convoy is stuck at the entrance to the Lachin corridor last month. Armenian-backed separatist leaders in Nagorno-Karabakh have said Azerbaijani authorities agreed to allow aid deliveries to the breakaway region through the Lachin Corridor from Armenian territory in an operation to be controlled by Russian…
 

We don’t want to join Russia, breakaway Georgian region warns
Georgia’s separatist-held region of Abkhazia has firmly rejected suggestions it could be annexed by Russia, insisting that its autonomy from Moscow is not up for discussion. In a statement issued by the unrecognized South Caucasus state’s foreign ministry on Thursday, officials said that while it is “a steadfast ally of the Russian Federation,” its…
 

UN urges Armenia to respect territorial integrity of Azerbaijan – SecGen spokesperson
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 12. We would like to recall the UN Security Council resolutions, affirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and call for their full respect, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said at a briefing, Trend reports. He has made the remark, while commenting upon the so-called…
 

US continues to work to resolve situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia – State Department
The US continues to work to resolve the situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia, US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller said during a briefing on September 12, News.az reports.”Secretary has been personally involved in this with multiple conversations just in the past week,” he said.Miller went on to add that as a longer-term matter,…
 

Playing victim, Armenians try to internationalize Garabagh
The separatist in Garabagh does not accept either the food convoy sent by the Russian Red Crescent or the convoy sent by the Azerbaijani Red Crescent Society. Besides, according to the received information, an ICRC truck is standing ready in the territory of Armenia near the Lachin Border Checkpoint. The Azerbaijani side noted the TIR in the Armenian…
 

Azerbaijan Defense Minister receives new Commander of Russian peacekeeping forces
On September 12, the new Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan, Major General Kirill Kulakov was introduced to the Azerbaijan Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov by the Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Oleg Salyukov, Azernews reports, citing the…
 

Azerbaijani government accused Iran of trying to infiltrate the country’s mosques, resulting in removal of 118 clerics from their jobs
Iran was accused of attempting to influence Azerbaijan’s mosques; 118 clerics were removed from their jobs On April 6, the Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, announced that the Tehran regime had been attempting to establish Iranians in mosques in Azerbaijan. Gurbanli added that his committee…
 

Azerbaijan’s “Tartar Case” renews investigation into alleged torture and abuses, as the number of victims and accused persons rises
Azerbaijan has been rocked by a torture case known as the “Tartar case,” where 452 victims have come forward with allegations of torture and abuse. The trial of Colonel Vusal Alasgarov and three other soldiers accused of torturing soldiers accused of spying for Armenians during the “Tartar Incidents” in May-June 2017 continues in Baku. The victims…
 

Speaker of Georgian parliament pressured OC Media’s donors after failure to place op-ed
The speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Shalva Papuashvili, has taken his grievances directly to OC Media’s institutional donors in an apparent bid to influence or punish the outlet for declining to publish an opinion piece he had written. At least one international organisation that provides funding to OC Media confirmed that the speaker’s office…
 

Azerbaijani defense minister meets with new commander of Russian peacekeeping forces
Baku, September 12, AZERTAC New Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan, Major General Kirill Kulakov was introduced to Azerbaijan`s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov by Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Oleg Salyukov, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense…
 
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