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:

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

US Ambassador to Armenia visits Gegharkunik province

US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Armenia Lynne Tracy visited Gegharkunik region accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Defense.

The commander of the military unit, Major General Arayik Harutyunyan briefed the Ambassador on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, after which she visited the Upper Shorzha section of the border.

Ambassador Tracy reaffirmed the United States’ concern over incidents along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, stressing that the United States rejects the use of force in the event of a demarcation

PACE rapporteur to visit Baku to gather information for report on Karabakh war

Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL) will visit Azerbaijan on behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from 26 to 28 July 2021, to gather information for his report on “The humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan”.

He will hold meetings with parliamentarians, including the Speaker of the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis), and with representatives of different ministries dealing with the humanitarian consequences of the conflict. He will also have an op

The war was aimed at wiping out Artsakh from the map of the region – Armenia MFA

The war unleashed against Artsakh was aimed at wiping out Nagorno-Karabakh from the map of the region and depriving the people of Artsakh of their homeland, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in comments to Armenpress.

The statement comes in the wake of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev’s interview with AzTV, in which he once again voiced territorial claims towards the Republic of Armenia.

The Foreign Ministry said ALiyev’s interview clearly demonstrate the approaches of the Azerbaijani leadership to make the use of force a tool of regional policy.

“First, in the above-mentioned interview the President of Azerbaijan in fact acknowledges that the Azerbaijani armed units have infiltrated the territory of the Republic of Armenia, while justifying this

French envoy talks Karabakh status, calls for larger int'l presence

French envoy talks Karabakh status, calls for larger int'l presence

July 23, 2021 – 14:23 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – French ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte has said that the status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be determined through negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship.

In an interview with the Armenian service of RFE/RL, Lacôte said unless the conflict is settled, neither of France’s ambassadors to Armenia or Azerbaijan can visit Karabakh.

His comments came after the ambassadors of the United Stat

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