Attempts to legitimize consolidate illegal occupation of Artsakh territories inadmissible – MFA

Artsakh’s Foreign Ministry has reiterated the inadmissibility of Azerbaijan’s attempts to consolidate the illegal occupation of the territories of the Republic of Artsakh, which were seized as a result of the 44-day aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan with the direct participation of Turkey and international terrorists in September 2020.

“Any actions aimed at making legitimate the results of the violations of international law and the illegal use of armed forces should be strongly condemned,” the Foreign Ministry stated.

“On

U.S. House passes FY2022 Foreign Aid Bill urging $52 million in U.S aid to Artsakh Republic and Armenia, cutting military aid to Azerbaijan

The U.S. House expressed concern over President Joe Biden’s April 23rd waiver of Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, citing its contribution to the disparity in U.S. military assistance to Armenia and Azerbaijan, in a report accompanying the Fiscal Year 2022 Foreign Aid Bill (H.R.4373), adopted by a vote of 217 to 213, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We welcome today’s U.S. House report language as a meaningful step, alongside today’s adoption of the Pallone Amendment, toward rolling back President Biden’s reckless waiver of Section 907 and, more broadly, stopping all U.S. arms and aid to Azerbaijan’s oil-rich, racist, and openly anti-Armenian Aliyev regime,” said ANCA

House of Representatives passes Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

U.S. House passed the Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Committee of America reports.

The Pallone Amendment states, “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act [H.R.4373] under ‘International Military Education and Training’ and ‘Foreign Military Financing Program’ may be made available for Azerbaijan.”

The provision does not block discretionary military equipment which may be transferred by the Department of Defense under U.S. laws Section 333. 

Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) welcomed the House passage of the Amendment.

Pallone Amendment (H.R.4373) talking points:

Stop U.S. Arms and Aid to Azerbaijan:

House Rules Committee clears the path for U.S. House vote on blocking US military aid to Azerbaijan

Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) efforts to block U.S. arms and aid to Azerbaijan took another step forward today with the U.S. House Rules Committee deciding to permit a full House vote on an amendment, led by Rep. Frank Pallone and his Congressional Armenian Caucus colleagues, blocking U.S. military financing and training assistance for the Azerbaijani armed forces.

The House vote on the Pallone amendment to the FY2022 foreign aid bill (H.R.4373) can come as early as Wednesday, July 28th.  Pro-Artsakh/Armenia advocates can write, call, and tweet their U.S. Representatives to vote for the amendment by visiting anca.org/alert.

“We welcome today’s decisio

The ultimate goal of Azerbaijani-Turkish coalition is to wipe Armenia and Armenians off the map – EAFJD

The ultimate goal of the Azerbaijani-Turkish coalition is to wipe Armenia and Armenians off the map, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) said in a statement.

The comments come after Azerbaijan once again launched a significant military offensive on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, in the North-Eastern direction last night.

“After the attacks on Yeraskh community, near Nakhijevan borders and Sotk village in Gegharkunik Region, this is the third time in one week that the criminal authorities of Azerbaijan have been breaching the ceasefire agreement and blatantly violating the territorial integrity of Armenia. As the fighting are reportedly still going on, since last night three Armenian servicemen have

Armenia "remains most constructive in implementing regional agreements"

Armenia

July 27, 2021 – 17:08 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetArmenia has been and remains most constructive in implementing the November 9 and January 11 statements regarding the unblocking of communications in the region, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, July 27.

The statement came amid continued accusations from Baku, alleging that Armenia is obstructing the implementation of the November 9 trilateral statement on the ceasefire.

The Foreign Ministry’s statement reads:

“When referring to the implementation of trilateral statements of November 9, 2020 and January 21, 2021 one should be guided by clear facts and not arbitrary interp

By circulating the idea of “opening a corridor” Azerbaijan distorts the content of trilateral statements – Armenia MFA

Circulating the idea of “corridor” distorts the content of the trilateral statements, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The comments come after the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan accused Armenia of obstructing the implementation of the November 9 trilateral statement.

“When referring to the implementation of trilateral statements of November 9, 2020 and January 21, 2021 one should be guided by clear facts  and not arbitrary interpretations of those statements, the Ministry said, presenting the following facts:

A month after signing the Statement, the Azerbaijani armed forces violated its first provision, according to which the sides should remain in their positions, and launched an attack on th

Cross-stone to be installed in Artsakh Martyrs’ Park in Lakatamia, Cyprus

A cross-stone (khachkar) will be installed in the Armenian Park in Lakatamia, Cyprus. A corresponding agreement has been reached by the City Hall, reports the Armenian National Committee of Cyprus.

Representatives of the Committee visited the park today along with former Member of the European Parliament, Dr. Eleni Theocharous and Mayor of Lakatamia, Photoula Hadjipapa.

They watered the trees planted a few months ago.  The park is dedicated to the memory of martyrs of Artsakh War.

Lakatamia is a suburb of Nicosia and has been a separate municipa

Australian federal and state legislators join in virtual dialogue with Human Rights Defender of Armenia

The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) hosted a virtual dialogue for Australian Federal and State political leaders, who joined Armenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Aman Tatoyan to discuss concerns emanating from Azerbaijan’s continued aggression in the region.

Tatoyan shared his Human Rights Defender office’s debrief with Federal Member for North Sydney and Co-Convenor of the Australia-Armenia Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Trent Zimmerman MP; fellow Co-Convenor of the IPU, Federal Member for Hunter and former Defence Minister of Australia, Joel Fitzgibbon MP; Federal Member for Bennelong and the first Federal Australian parliamentarian to visit the Republic of Artsakh, John Alexander MP; Federal Senator for Victoria and The Australian Gr

Soldier dies in Artsakh

Private of the Artsakh Defense Army Sargis Grigoryan (born in 2002), was fatally wounded in the guard post of one of the military units located in the northern direction.

The incident took place on July 26, at around 10:26 pm. The circumstances are yet to be clarified. An investigation is underway to find out the details of the case.
The Ministry of Defense of the Artsakh Republic shares the grief of the loss and expresses its support to the family, relatives and friends of the serviceman.


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