Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Speaking Diplomatically: Armenia rebukes Kazakhstan over EEU meeting postponement

Armenia implied it was pretty much concerned over Kazakhstan’s insufficient level of commitment as an ally in post-Soviet groupings as Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with his Kazakh counterpart’s deputy in Yerevan on Monday.

Go South: Armenia endorses visa-free regime with Iran

In a move expected to boost bilateral ties the Armenian government on Thursday endorsed the signing of an agreement with Iran on abolishing visas. The Islamic Republic is expected to do the same soon to clear the way for the deal that experts say will promote mutual visits.

Experts: Azerbaijan’s aggression against Karabakh bolstered by Turkish support

During the four-day war Azerbaijan’s adventure also stemmed from Turkey’s support, said expert Levon Hovsepyan.

Kocharyan House “Attack” Case: 32-y-o taxi driver confesses to grenade-throwing

The Armenian Police have announced the arrest of a man who allegedly threw a training hand-grenade in the direction of former president Robert Kocharyan’s house late last week.

According to the official report, Hovhannes Muradyan, 32, was traced and found at his apartment in Yerevan from where he was taken to a police station and interrogated.

Echmiadzin: Pope’s visit to Armenia “message of peace”

The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Armenia is a message of peace to the region as well as to the world, says the Very Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananian, who is in charge of interchurch relations at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin.

Analyst: Turkish media propagated Ankara’s support for Azerbaijan during hostilities in Karabakh

The latest four-day Karabakh-Azerbaijan war also got its reflection in the Turkish press, once again prompting the rise of anti-Armenian sentiments in Turkey. Turkey’s leadership through pro-government media sought to express Ankara’s support to Azerbaijan.

UN chief supports Minsk Group for Karabakh settlement

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, expressing his full support to the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group as he had a phone conversation with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Saturday.

Oskanian: Answers for mistakes, omissions should be demanded from authorities

Armenia’s former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian, who plans to set up a political party soon, disagrees with the view of former president and current opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan that “now is not the time to accuse the authorities and try to hold them accountable for mistakes and failings.”

Vatican, Echmiadzin Confirm: Pope’s visit to Armenia set for June

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will pay a visit to Armenia at the end of June, the Vatican and Echmiadzin announced over the weekend.

Turkey’s Long Shot: Armenia responds to Ankara’s call for new contact group on Karabakh

After the April war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey continues active attempts to interfere in the conflict, looking for new grounds for penetration in the South Caucasus region.