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War In Nagorno Karabakh Can Start At Any Moment

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posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 11:19 PM
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Yeah - "elections". I think everyone everywhere knows pretty well who is going to win. It's no contest - nothing will change.




posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 02:48 AM
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Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan Sign Declaration on Nagorno Karabakh


Seems like a breakthrough was made in the Nagorno Karabakh peace process yesterday. Let's hope that this actually means peace.


Radio Netherlands: Peaceful solution for Nagorno-Karabakh


The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The two leaders, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev were invited by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the issue in Moscow.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

 


Xinhua: Leaders of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan sign declaration on Nagorny Karabakh conflict


2008-11-03


The presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan Sunday signed a joint declaration on the peaceful settlement of the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh.

The parties pledge to improve the situation in the South Caucasus and affirm the importance of OSCE mediation, said the declaration, which was read at a signing ceremony outside Moscow by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The leaders agreed that "the peaceful settlement should be accompanied by legally binding international guarantees of all aspects and stages," the document reads.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

 


AFP: Armenia, Azerbaijan call for resolution of Karabakh dispute


Sunday's talks were hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, acting as Caucasus peacekeeper after Moscow's war with Georgia in August destabilized the volatile region.

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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 09:35 AM
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United Popular Front Urges Hostilities

The United Popular Front Party in Azerbaijan apparently didn't like the recent peace developments in Nagorno Karabakh, and now urges to launch hostilities.


Qudrat Hasanquliyev's party urges to launch hostilities for resolution of the Karabakh conflict


03 November 2008


The party urges to strengthen the army potential and initiate hostilities for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

"United Popular Front" reminds me of some Monty Python sketch...



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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Head of Azerbaijan's Air Force Shot Dead

The commander of Azerbaijan's Air Force (since 1992) has been shot dead in Baku.


BBC: Azerbaijan air force head killed


11 February 2009


The commander of Azerbaijan's air force has been shot dead outside his house in the capital, Baku, officials have said.


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Gen Rzayev, who had commanded Azerbaijan's air force since 1992, was rarely seen in public or in the media.

He was the first high-ranking military official to be killed in the former Soviet state since 1994, when the country was at war with Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Since then, a fragile ceasefire has held in the region, but there is still no lasting resolution as to how the territory should be governed.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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Baku Oil Academy

At least 13 people have been killed in a shooting incident at Baku Oil Academy in Azerbaijan.


RussiaToday: Thirteen killed, thirteen injured in Baku shooting incident


30 April, 2009


At least 13 people are reported dead, with at least another 13 injured, after a shooting incident at the Baku Oil Academy in Azerbaijan on Thursday morning, according to the local news agency Novosti Azerbaijan.

However, local TV channel ANS reports say that 17 people are dead.

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The Baku Oil Academy is Azerbaijan's flagship university.

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posted on May, 3 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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The Azerbaijan State Oil Academy gunman was a Georgian citizen.


Oil Academy gunman Ferda Gadirov’s father identifies his body


Au unknown man entered the building of Azerbaijan State Oil Academy on April 30 at about 9.30 in the morning and shot everyone he met on his way from first to sixth floor. He shot dead 12 people and wounded 13. Then he killed himself. He was armed with Makarov pistol. Identification card of Ferda Asad Gadirov, 29, Georgian citizen, was found near him.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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Armenia pulled out of NATO's exercise in Georgia, because of NATO's support for Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


RFE/RL: Armenia Says NATO Support For Azerbaijan Prompted Pullout


May 08, 2009


Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian says his country's main reason for canceling its participation in the NATO military exercises in Georgia was NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer's support for Azerbaijan, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

Ohanian said on May 6 that de Hoop Scheffer expressed his support for Azerbaijan's territorial integrity in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels last week.

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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 06:08 PM
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Eurovision Song Contest Voting... A Matter Of National Security

ESC voters in Azerbaijan who voted for Armenia had to explain themselves to the National Security Ministry. 43 Azeris voted for Armenia this year.


Azerbaijani Authorities Interrogate Music Fan Over Eurovision Vote For Armenia


Rovshan Nasirli, a young Eurovision fan living in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, says he was summoned this week to the country's National Security Ministry -- to explain why he had voted for Armenia during this year's competition in May.

"They wanted an explanation for why I voted for Armenia. They said it was a matter of national security,” Nasirli said. “They were trying to put psychological pressure on me, saying things like, 'You have no sense of ethnic pride. How come you voted for Armenia?' They made me write out an explanation, and then they let me go."

A total of 43 Azeris voted for the Armenian duo Inga and Anush, and their song, "Jan-Jan."

Nasirli, like others, used his mobile phone to send a text message expressing his preference, little imagining his vote would eventually result in a summons from national security officials. (By contrast, 1,065 Armenians voted for the Azerbaijani team, apparently without consequence.)



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 05:27 AM
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Armenia, Turkey to sign historic agreement

Turkey and Armenia is signing a pact today.


RIA Novosti: Armenia, Turkey to sign historic agreement


October 10 (RIA Novosti) - The foreign ministers of Turkey and Armenia are expected to sign an agreement on diplomatic relations in Zurich on Saturday.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently told The Wall Street Journal that Turkey is ready to sign a pact on October 10 on reopening its border with Armenia and reestablishing relations, if Armenia does not insist on last-minute changes to the draft.

Turkey closed its border with Armenia in 1993 in a show of support for Muslim ally Azerbaijan, following a bloody conflict over Nagorny Karabakh between the two ex-Soviet republics. Turkey has also demanded that Yerevan drop its campaign to have the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 internationally recognized as genocide.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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The deal was finally signed after a delay. Clinton's convoy had to turn around and go back to the University. No statements were made after the signing of the historic agreement. The agreement was signed, but has still to be ratified by the two countries' parliaments.


Tehran Times: Turkey, Armenia deals delayed by 'last minute hitch'


U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters that the ceremony was delayed after “a last minute hitch” with the Armenians, touching off frenetic scenes in the northeastern Swiss city.

Over an hour-and-a-half after the scheduled ceremony, the Armenian foreign minister and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had still not arrived at the University where the signing is due to take place.

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An AFP reporter said a convoy with Clinton had turned around while traveling there from a luxury hotel where she had earlier held bilateral talks with the Turkish and Armenian ministers.

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A senior State Department official underlined that U.S. President Barack Obama had played a key role in encouraging both sides, as well as nearby Azerbaijan, to normalize ties and reduce the risk of conflict in the region.


News.am: No statements made after signing ceremony


The signing ceremony of the Armenian-Turkish protocols was held in a most tense atmosphere. After a long delay and consultations, RA and Turkish Foreign Ministers signed the Protocols 3 hours later than than it had been scheduled.

Ceremony participants refused to make the previously announced final statements that caused controversy.


Washington Post: Armenia and Turkey Sign Agreement to Build Diplomatic Ties


A last-minute dispute delayed the signing ceremony in the Swiss city of Zurich for several hours. But after resolving their differences, the Armenian and Turkish foreign ministers signed the document Saturday night. Neither side issued a spoken statement, as originally planned.

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The agreement still must be approved by the two countries' parliaments, where it is likely to face opposition from nationalists.

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If ratified, the accord could have implications well beyond Turkey and Armenia. It may ease tensions in other parts of southeastern Europe and help with the establishment of oil pipelines to the West, officials said.

"It's a huge step. It's a historic breakthrough," said David Phillips, a scholar at American University who has worked on the dispute.


The Christian Science Monitor: Next Nobel Peace Prize: Turkey and Armenia?


Will the winners of the next Nobel Peace Prize be the leaders of adversaries Turkey and Armenia?

It's not every day that two neighboring but not neighborly countries agree to overcome a century of deep hostility, especially states that sit at one of the world's most strategic – and volatile – crossroads



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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"The Event of the Century"

The signing of this agreement has been dubbed "the major geopolitical event of the 21st century".


Turkish-Armenian signing is 'event of century' — experts


"The signing of the agreements should be considered the major geopolitical event of the 21st century," Huseyin Bagci, Vice President of the European Security Academy, told RIA Novosti.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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Ban Ki-moon hails the signing of the agreement


U.N. Secretary General hails Turkish-Armenian signing


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the signing of two protocols aimed at normalizing the relations between Armenia and Turkey, adding he hopes that both protocols will be swiftly ratified.

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"The secretary-general is confident that this development will also contribute to peace, security and stability in the South Caucasus."



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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I never would have imagined in a thousand million years that Armenia and Turkey would or could sign such a treaty agreement.

It feels to me as if TPTB are working very hard to clean up all the smoldering hot spots. I cannot help but wonder why.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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Azerbaijan is not happy...


Azerbaijan slams Armenia-Turkey deal (AFP)


Azerbaijan on Sunday slammed its ally Turkey for agreeing to normalise ties with Armenia and warned that the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border could cause instability in the volatile South Caucasus.



BBC: Azerbaijan condemns Turkish pact


The Azerbaijani foreign ministry said Turkey should not have normalised ties without a deal over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Azerbaijan ruling elite literally decimated their own military
command during and following that war.

NK would never fall to Armenian forces in lack of treasonous
acts by Azeri government itself.

At one point Azeri battalions tired of total disregard from
Azeri government just left the front line and marched towards
their own, Azeri, capital, armed.

It's documented in details on Wikipedia.

Seeing Azerbaijan slam Turkey here is nonsensical.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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i am aware of know of this conflict to know whats goin on pretty well. given the the state of affairs in the world literally being on edge.. it wouldnt surprise me if the azeris foment some trouble armenia's way.. however i do also think the armenian's could more than hold thier own against the azeris. perhaps armenia is the isreal of the caucasas...



posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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A bomb was found near Armenia's nuclear power plant and neutralized.


Bomb found in surroundings of Armenia’s nuclear power plant


16.11.2009


A bomb was found near Armenia’s nuclear power plant, online paper Aysor reports, referring to Armenia’s Rescue Service.

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The spokesman of the Rescue Service said that combat engineers of Armenia’s Defense Ministry transported the bomb to separate area and neutralized it, Aysor adds.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:03 AM
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Wait.. Armenia has nuclear power?



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Yup, they do.


Wikipedia: Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant


The Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant (Armenian: Մեծամոր ատոմակայան), also known as Oktemberyan or Medzamor, was built during the 1970s, about thirty kilometres west of the Armenian capital of Yerevan in the city of Metsamor. The plant was constructed with two VVER-440 Model V230 nuclear reactors. The power plant produces about 40% of Armenia's electricity.

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The E.U. reportedly had classified the VVER 440 Model V230 light water-cooled reactors as the "oldest and least reliable" category of all the 66 Soviet reactors built in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union...

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Armenia is currently discussing the issue of constructing a new nuclear power plant of either 1,000 or 1,200 MW...



posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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Interesting.. Built by the Soviets I assume. I find it interesting that America is gun-ho over attacking Iran's nuclear ambitions, when it is a far more modern, educated, and developed country than say, Armenia. Armenia who is poor and more unstable has had a nuclear reactor without incident for 39 years now. Well, hopefully it's not premature to say without incident since it was recently classified as the worst nuclear reactor in the World.







 
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