Armenian FM: Karabakh can never be part of Azerbaijan

According to Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, the essence of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process is that “Karabakh can never be part of Azerbaijan.”

Mechanics of Recognition: Long process required for Karabakh bill to become law

If Armenia is to recognize the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), then the opposition-drafted bill that got a go-ahead from the government based on its endorsement of a Foreign Ministry conclusion on May 5 should still pass several stages before becoming a law.

Diplomacy v Cannons: Mediators working to bring Karabakh conflict parties back to negotiating table

Despite occasional gunfire and violations at the line of contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the military and politicians agree that the ceasefire arrangement reached in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone on April 5, after several days of deadly fighting, is largely holding. Active processes are now taking place in the diplomatic arena.

Karabakh: Azeris allowed to search for dead bodies amid ceasefire

Nagorno-Karabakh’s military has allowed the Azerbaijani side to continue their search for dead soldiers to the north of the line of contact as ceasefire reached verbally on April 5 mostly held over the weekend.

According to Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Ministry, permission was given after mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the personal representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Chairman-in-Office.

Deciphering Diplomacy: Analysts in Yerevan and Baku discuss latest Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting on Karabakh

Armenian and Azerbaijani political analysts expressed different opinions – from cautious optimism to skepticism – when they discussed the results and different aspects of the May 16 meeting in Vienna, Austria, between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents during a Media Center teleconference on Tuesday.

ISIS Trace: Armenians denounce Azerbaijan’s use of mercenaries, terrorists in Karabakh conflict

Representatives of the military and political leadership in Nagorno-Karabakh argue that militants that once was trained by or fought along with ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq were involved in atrocities against the Armenian military and civilians during the four-day war with Azerbaijan in early April.

Honolulu recognizes Karabakh’s independence

The Council of City and County of Honolulu, state of Hawaii, USA, has adopted a resolution recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Analyst: Iran seeks to strengthen its role in Karabakh process, prefers current status quo

Official Tehran does not participate in the Karabakh negotiation process, however, according to a Yerevan-based analyst, Iran is seeking to strengthen its role in the process.

Deterrent or Provocation?: Lawmakers say NKR recognition won’t stop Azeri aggression

The recognition of Nagorno Karabakh’s independence will not restrain Azerbaijan’s aggression, Republican faction MP Khosrov Harutyunyan, chairman of the Christian Democrat Party, told media Friday.

Stepanakert’s Perspective: President Sahakyan says Karabakh’s return to negotiating table necessary

Any solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict suggested during negotiations will be incomplete without full participation of Artsakh, announced the unrecognized republic’s President Bako Sahakyan late on Thursday.