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Armenia-Azerbaijan Relations

Armenia says should return disputed areas to Azerbaijan or face war

Yerevan could face a war with Azerbaijan if it does not compromise with Baku and return four Azerbaijani villages it has held since the early 1990s, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated in a video published on Tuesday.

Four Armenians forces killed in border clashes with Azerbaijan: Report

Four Armenian troops were reportedly killed overnight when the Azerbaijani military targeted a border outpost. Baku has claimed to be retaliating following a provocation by its neighbor.

Aliyev re-elected as Azerbaijan’s president for a fifth consecutive term

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has secured a fifth consecutive term in elections on Wednesday, official results showed, an expected outcome after his country's historic victory over Armenian separatists last year.

Azerbaijan says expelled two French diplomats

Two employees at the French embassy in Baku were declared personae non gratae for engaging in activities contrary to their diplomatic status, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry confirmed, adding that the two diplomats were asked to leave the country within 48 hours.

Turkey says Azerbaijan, Armenia close to historic peace deal

Baku and Yerevan are closer to a peace agreement than ever, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has said at the press conference in Azerbaijan, where he is on an official visit.

US top diplomat discusses possibility of peace treaty with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan the possibility of concluding a peace treaty between Baku and Yerevan.

France laying ground for new regional war by arming Armenia: Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev accused France on Tuesday of creating conditions for a new war in the South Caucasus by supplying weapons to Armenia.

Erdogan urges Armenia to work with Turkey, Azerbaijan, warns on relying on west

Armenia should work with Turkey and Azerbaijan to build peace instead of looking to the West for weapons and training, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, in thinly veiled criticism of the US and France.

Armenia says ready to hold peace talks with Azerbaijan

Armenia is ready to hold peace treaty talks with Azerbaijan in Washington, Secretary of the Armenian Security Council Armen Grigoryan has stated.

Azerbaijan says does not need another war with Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has stated that his country does not need a new war with Armenia.

With war over in Caucasus region, now time ripe for promotion of peace: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said war has come to an end in the South Caucasus and the time is now ripe for promotion of peace and progress in the region.

Tehran to host ‘3+3’ format meeting on Caucasus

The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia will meet in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday for the second meeting of “3+3” to discuss the issues of the South Caucasus region in order to help tackle the regional issues, according to Iranian news agency IRNA.

France would be responsible for causing new conflict in region: Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has blamed France for causing a new conflict in the region by providing weapons to Armenia.

Putin discusses Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in and around the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in telephone conversations, the Kremlin press service has announced.

Azerbaijan says ready for EU-mediated talks with Armenia

Azerbaijan has announced it is ready for EU-led talks with Armenia but slammed France’s “militarisation policy” in the South Caucasus.

European Parliament adopts non–binding resolution calling for Azerbaijan sanctions over “ethnic cleansing”

EU lawmakers have accused Azerbaijan of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” against the Armenian residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, and urged the bloc to impose sanctions on Baku.

Any geopolitical change in Caucasus harmful to region: Iran president

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has reiterated Tehran’s opposition to the presence of foreigners in the Caucasus. He also described as “unacceptable” any geopolitical change in the region, which he said would be harmful to the interests of the regional countries.

France trying to arm Armenia unacceptable: Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has called France's efforts to deliver weapons to Armenia unacceptable, saying it “carries security risks in the region.”

Iran says ready to send observers to Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has expressed Tehran’s readiness to dispatch observers to the frontier between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia and help relieve tensions between the two northwestern neighbors.

Armenia urges world community to focus on arrests in Nagorno-Karabakh

The recent arrests made in Nagorno-Karabakh merit the global community’s attention, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna in Yerevan.

Azerbaijan’s presidential envoy says people that fled Nagorno-Karabakh can return

The residents of Nagorno-Karabakh who fled the region following a counterterrorism operation by Baku can return to their homes, Elchin Amirbekov, an Azerbaijani presidential envoy for special assignments, has said in an interview with Radio J.

France says to deliver weapons to Armenia

Paris will deliver unspecified military equipment to Yerevan, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has stated while visiting Armenia.

UN mission arrives in Nagorno-Karabakh

Vehicles of the UN mission assessing the humanitarian situation and the needs of the local population have arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani news agency APA has reported.

Yerevan says over 80 percent of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh

An ethnic Armenian exodus has nearly emptied Nagorno-Karabakh of residents since Azerbaijan attacked the breakaway region and ordered the fighter groups to disarm, the Armenian government has announced.

UN plans to send mission to Nagorno-Karabakh as exodus nears 100,000

The United Nations is to send a mission to Nagorno-Karabakh this weekend, its first access to the disputed region in about 30 years. It comes amid reports that nearly 80 percent of the ethnic Armenian population of the region have been displaced.

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