Politics

29 June 2006 [18:31]

G8 presses Armenia, Azerbaijan for Nagorno Karabakh settlement

Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Thursday to outline principles for resolving a long-running territorial dispute this year.
29 June 2006 [17:11]

Azerbaijani local residents of Marneuli stage protest action

There is still no improvement in the investigation into the case of Azerbaijani resident of Sadakhli village in Marneuli region, Georgia, Sadraddin Palangov (Molla Gara) who has been missing for one year, Palangov's son Ayaz Palangov told.
29 June 2006 [17:07]

Azerbaijani MPs hold press conference on fires in the occupied territories in Strasbourg

The members of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to PACE held a press conference today with regard to recent massive fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan set by Armenians.
29 June 2006 [16:48]

Round table dedicated to national associations of local authorities held

A "round table" dedicated to the national associations of local authorities in Azerbaijan took place in the International Press Center of Baku, June 28.
29 June 2006 [16:38]

Arif Hajili: "Isa Gambar is supposed to be candidate to Musavat Party chairmanship"

"Musavat Party chairman Isa Gambar is supposed to apply to Musavat Party chairmanship. There is not any item prohibiting this," Musavat party deputy Chairman Arif Hajili stated.
29 June 2006 [16:30]

Tony Lloyd: "I will pay my first visit to Azerbaijan as a rapporteur in September or October"

"I'll take up my duty at once. As rapporteur on Azerbaijan, I'll pay my first visit to the country to get acquainted with the situation in September or October this year."
29 June 2006 [13:42]

Iranian Azerbaijanis stage annual march to Bazz castle in Iran

The Iranian Azerbaijanis will stage annual traditional march to the Bazz castle (Babek) at 10:00a.m by Tabriz time today.
29 June 2006 [13:26]

Andreas Gross quitted his post

Andreas Gross quitted the post of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan.
29 June 2006 [13:23]

Turkish General Staff chief Hilmi Ozkok visits Azerbaijan

Chief of Armed Forces General Staff of Turkey Hilmi Ozkok is paying an official visit to Azerbaijan today.
29 June 2006 [09:35]

Sergei Mironov: "Russia will support any solution variant achieved by Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"Russia was always against making changes to the borders of the states appeared after the World War II. I think any step to make changes to the borders will lead to bitter results," the Russian Federation Council speaker Sergei Mironov told a briefing in Strasbourg.
29 June 2006 [09:30]

Republican Forum on the initiative of WAC held in Iran

Yesterday Republican Forum has been held on the initiative of World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) related to the events with Azerbaijanis in Iran.
29 June 2006 [08:41]

The Duke of York to visit Azerbaijan today

The Duke of York will be visiting Azerbaijan from June 29 to July 3 as the UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
28 June 2006 [21:40]

Swedish MPs visit occupied Azerbaijani territories

The delegation led by Swedish parliamentarian Ulla Hofman visited the occupied Azerbaijani territories at the invitation of the authorities of the alleged "Nagorno Karabakh Republic".
28 June 2006 [21:09]

Aram Sarkisyan: "Armenia agreed to return five regions to Azerbaijan"

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the US Matthew Bryza has not announced all the details of the negotiating process for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," the Armenian Democratic Party leader, parliamentarian Aram Sarkisyan stated.
28 June 2006 [20:50]

Russian President orders to eliminate diplomats' killers

President Vladimir Putin Wednesday ordered Russia's special services to do everything necessary to find and eliminate the killers of four Russian diplomats in Iraq, the Kremlin press service said.
28 June 2006 [20:38]

Azeri FM received Kazakh Ambassador

Kazakhstan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Andar Shukputov has met with the country's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
28 June 2006 [16:17]

President receives Vural Cengiz

June 28 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Vural Jengiz, the President of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations.
28 June 2006 [15:30]

Iran may be able to build a nuclear weapon by 2009

Iran may be able to design and arm a nuclear weapon by 2009, at least a year earlier than previous estimates, according to a former United Nations inspector.
28 June 2006 [14:35]

Armenians sets fire at the territory monitored by OSCE

The contact front line near Yusifjanli village of the Azerbaijani region of Aghdam was monitored today due to mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
28 June 2006 [14:25]

Isa Gambar: "Baku gave OK on referendum in Nagorno Karabakh"

The latest statements by OSCE Minsk Group U.S. Co-chair Matthew J. Bryza prove that the Azerbaijani authorities gave ok on conduction of referendum in Nagorno Karabakh, Musavat party leader Isa Gambar stated in Baku.
28 June 2006 [14:08]

Javad Derakhti: "Stockholm police didn't let Mahammadrza Kheshti hold congress under WAC name"

"The Congress of World Azerbaijanis (WAC) cannot possibly collaborate with swindlers, who are acting under other's names," said the WAC chairman Javad Derakhti, who is in Sweden now.
28 June 2006 [10:03]

Mathew Bryza: "US supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity regarding Karabakh conflict"

"The US strategic interests have been formed in the direction of energy, security and democratic reforms. We have certain energy interests and don't fear to say energy is a strategic interest," OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the US Matthew Bryza said to the RFE/Radio Liberty.
28 June 2006 [08:21]

Rene van der Linden: "PACE special group will debate on fires in Nagorno Karabakh"

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis wished that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict be resolved by peaceful way soon and stressed the importance of both parties taking interest in the resolution.
28 June 2006 [08:10]

Defense Minister: "Armenians fear war"

"The alertness of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces enables to liberate our territories by force. We need only time to take this step," Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Safar Abiyev told journalists.
28 June 2006 [08:03]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might meet in St.Petersburg in June

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might meet in St.Petersburg, Russia, in the framework of the G8 Summit in July, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
28 June 2006 [01:39]

Iran's Khamenei maintains right to develop nuclear technology

Iran will maintain its right to develop nuclear technology in the face of pressure from the U.S. and its allies to suspend a uranium enrichment program, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.
27 June 2006 [21:54]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry about latest statement of Armenia on Nagorno Karabakh

With regard to continuing traditional attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia to distort, purposefully and deliberately, the reality of the process of negotiations aimed at the settlement of the Armenia – Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan states.
27 June 2006 [21:39]

Nizami Khudiyev and Rafig Aliyev fired

Today Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to fire Azerbaijan TV and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint Stock Company chairman Nizami Khudiyev from his post.
27 June 2006 [19:01]

President Aliyev sends condolences to Vladimir Putin

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of condolences to his counterpart Vladimir Putin due to the death of Russian diplomats in Iraq.
27 June 2006 [17:18]

Vahid Aliyev: "Azerbaijani military doctrine will be ready by the end of the year"

"The military doctrine of Azerbaijan will be ready by the end of this year. Prior to this, security conception of the country will be prepared," Azerbaijani President's adviser for military affairs, Lieutenant General Vahid Aliyev told journalists.
27 June 2006 [16:16]

Goran Lenmarker's report on Karabakh conflict not to be discussed at OSCE PA Summer Session

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 15th session will be held in Brussels from July 3 to 8. Head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to OSCE PA, Bahar Muradova told.
27 June 2006 [15:47]

A. Konchalovsky: "Heydar Aliyev - the Great National Hero and example for many heads of world countries"

June 26 the All-Russia Azerbaijan Congress initiated display of the documentary "Burden of Power. Heydar Aliyev" produced by the known Russian director of theatre and cinema, the national actor of the Russian Federation Andrey Konchalovsky in the "Baku" cinema in Moscow.
27 June 2006 [15:10]

Armenian FM: "We'll insist on Azerbaijan having direct talks with Nagorno Karabakh"

Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement regarding the negotiations for the settlement of the Nagorno Garabagh conflict.
27 June 2006 [14:37]

PACE decides not to reconsider the credentials of Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) decided not to reconsider the credentials of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation.
27 June 2006 [14:13]

Azerbaijani delegation intends to discuss fires at occupied Azerbaijani territories at PACE

The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) prepared a document protesting against the Armenian Armed Forces setting fire to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
27 June 2006 [13:23]

Front line to be monitored

The contact front line near Yusifjanli village of the Azerbaijani region of Aghdam will be monitored tomorrow in accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
27 June 2006 [12:35]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Nagorno Karabakh can have autonomy status similar to Nakhchivan, Tatarstan, Bashkiria"

"The framework agreement proposed by OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Matthew Bryza envisages main principles and ways of settlement of the conflict.
27 June 2006 [12:32]

President Aliyev to visit Ujar and Zerdab regions

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev will pay a two-day visit to Ujar and Zerdab regions on 29 June in the framework of the sate program for socio-economic development of regions.
27 June 2006 [12:09]

Council of Europe Congress President visits Azerbaijan

Halvdan Skard, new Congress President, is paying an official visit to Baku from 26 to 28 June 2006.
27 June 2006 [12:02]

OSCE/ODIHR report on repeat elections in Azerbaijan

OSCE/ODIHR report says partial repeat elections in Azerbaijan highlight need for further reform.
27 June 2006 [10:19]

Larijani: "Iran believes in win-win game on N-row"

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said that concerning the nuclear issue, Iran believes in the win-win game and that attempts are made to this end.
27 June 2006 [10:14]

Russian diplomats executed in Iraq

The UN and the White House have condemned the executions of four Russian diplomats kidnapped by a group linked with al-Qaeda on June 3 in Iraq.
26 June 2006 [21:15]

Armenian FM's statement on Matthew Bryza's interview

Armenian Foreign Ministry made a statement on recent interview by Matthew Bryza to RFE/RL.
26 June 2006 [20:26]

Russian analyst on Russian-Turkish military cooperation

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, due to arrive in Moscow on June 28 for an official visit, will discuss bilateral military-technical cooperation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
26 June 2006 [20:16]

Armenia's Garegin insists on 'genocide' recognition in Turkey

The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Garegin II, said in Istanbul Sunday that Turks committed 'genocide' against Armenians, a statement that is likely to increase tensions during the last two days of his weeklong visit to Turkey.
26 June 2006 [20:14]

Pro-Armenian Congressmen called on U.S. Secretary of State to reconsider Amb. Evans recall

Four leading Congressional friends of Armenia, George Radanovich (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Congressional Caucus Co-Chairmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), have strongly encouraged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to reconsider the recall of Ambassador John Evans, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
26 June 2006 [20:13]

Iran shrugs off pressure over nuclear program

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shrugged off increased international pressure over Iran's disputed nuclear program, saying it would not cause his country any harm.
26 June 2006 [20:13]

Yerevan deplores U.S. disclosure of proposed Karabakh deal

Armenia criticized a senior U.S. official on Monday for disclosing key details of the most recent framework agreement to end the Nagorno Karabakh which was put forward by the U.S., Russian and French mediators.
26 June 2006 [20:12]

Iran's Kharrazi appointed head of foreign relations council, Velayati also included

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed on Sunday the Islamic Republic's former Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as the chairman of the newly-established Strategic Council for Foreign Relations, according to a statement carried by the official news agency.
26 June 2006 [18:10]

Armenians set on fires to destroy narcotic plantations

OSCE will hold a monitoring frontline area on June 29 in order to check information about narcotic, planted by Armenians in occupied territories.
26 June 2006 [18:04]

Further suppression in Qom Province, Iran

In a ludicrous stage-managed security and judicial seminar on Sunday, the Governor, Prosecutor General and State Security Force (SSF) commander of Qom Province together called for further suppression of the people’s uprisings by the SSF.
26 June 2006 [17:59]

PACE President: "It's still too early to dream of quitting the monitoring phase"

"Monitoring can't stop until Armenia and Azerbaijan have settled the conflict", said Rene van der Linden, PACE President.
26 June 2006 [15:59]

Russia unable to confirm execution of embassy workers

Russia's Foreign Ministry says it is still unable to confirm claims by militants in Iraq that four employees of the Russian Embassy have been executed.
26 June 2006 [15:28]

By-elections to be held to vacancies of Balaken Municipality

By-elections will be held to 51 vacancies in Balaken municipality.
26 June 2006 [15:16]

Abulfaz Elchibay's 68th jubilee commemorated

Ex-President of Abulfaz Elchibay’s 68th jubilee has been commemorated.
26 June 2006 [15:12]

No appeal entered CEC for holding exit-poll repeat municipal elections

"Central Election Commission will provide all possible condition for providing conduction of exit-poll in October, but it is unknown yet," Central Election Committee secretary Natig Mammadov has told journalists.
26 June 2006 [15:10]

CEC: "No money will be allocated to candidates in repeat municipality elections from state budget"

"No money will be allocated to candidates in repeat municipality elections from state budget on October 6," stated Central Election Committee member Ramiz Ibrahimov.
26 June 2006 [01:59]

Iran, Turkey stress strengthening ties, discuss N-issue

On Sunday, visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul held separate and intensive talks with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, Expediency Council Chairman Hashemi Rafsanjani, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani, and Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki.
26 June 2006 [01:41]

Iran says may use oil as weapon to defend interests

Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, may use petroleum as a weapon if the Islamic Republic's interests come under attack, Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh said, hardening a stance he outlined in April.
26 June 2006 [01:28]

Yeni Musavat: "Intelligence services of Iran and Russia are plotting acts of sabotage in the country"

Azerbaijani media accused Moscow of cooperating with Tehran with the aim of fomenting religious confrontation in Azerbaijan.
25 June 2006 [13:08]

Iran again rejects deadline for reply to N-offer

Tehran again rejected any deadline for its response to the international package of incentives offered if it stops enriching uranium as part of its nuclear program, state media reported.
24 June 2006 [19:52]

CEC adopted 10 regulations for by-elections for municipality

On Saturday Central Election Commission has adopted a number of regulations in connection with by-elections for municipalities to be held on October 6.
24 June 2006 [14:00]

Matthew Bryza: "We hope to see a similar democratic reforms in Armenia we are starting to see in Azerbaijan"

Matthew Bryza, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, recently gained a second job title: he has replaced Steven Mann as the U.S. cochair of the OSCE MG with moderating negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh.
24 June 2006 [13:45]

KLO calls to quit peace talks

"OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Matthew Bryza's statement shows that settlement process is against Azerbaijan," Karabagh Liberation Organization's statement says.
24 June 2006 [13:42]

Kocharian: "Armenia will keep participating in Karabakh talks"

Armenia will continue its participation in the talks over settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict Armenian President Robert Kocharian stated on Friday in Minsk at a full composition session of the CSTO Council of Collective Security.
24 June 2006 [12:56]

Azerbaijanis miffed at pro-Armenian Canadian MP presence at event for "Nagorno Karabakh Republic"

Conservative MP Jason Kenney's presence at a fundraiser for "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" has created some diplomatic unpleasantness with the Azerbaijani embassy and community in Canada.
24 June 2006 [10:25]

Vladimir Karapetyan: "The main thing for us is to determine Nagorno Karabakh's status"

"We have many times stated that the main thing for us is to determine the status of Nagorno Karabakh," Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vladimir Karapetyan stated while commenting on the US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza's announcing details of the framework agreement between the parties to the conflict.
24 June 2006 [10:08]

Vardan Oskanyan raises alleged destruction of Armenian graves in Azerbaijan at the UN Human Rights Council's session

Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan raised the alleged destruction of Armenian graves in the Azerbaijani province of Nakhchivan at the UN Human Rights Council's session in Geneva.
24 June 2006 [09:53]

Azerbaijani Deputy FM had bilateral talks in Geneva

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmoud Mammadguliyev, who was attending the first session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will come back to Baku tonight.
24 June 2006 [08:59]

NATO Rose-Roth seminar debates on Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Debate on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was held during session of the 63rd Rose-Roth seminar of NATO in Sochi.
23 June 2006 [23:02]

President Aliyev says Karabakh talks 'hopeless'

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev has described the efforts of international mediators to resolve Azerbaijan's dispute with Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh as "hopeless."
23 June 2006 [22:13]

Iran negotiator says U.S. wants to topple government

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said the United States is intent on toppling Tehran's government whatever happens in talks over its nuclear plans.
23 June 2006 [21:50]

Iran says 330 arrested over recent cartoon unrest

The head of the judiciary in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan Province today said that 330 people were arrested in connection with protests that erupted in May in the country's predominantly Azeri northwestern regions over a controversial cartoon.
23 June 2006 [16:06]

Azerbaijan did not let Cyprus Ambassador to participate 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers

Azerbaijan government did not let Cyprus Republic Ambassador to Russia, Leonidas Pantelides to participate in 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Baku.
23 June 2006 [15:36]

Matthew Bryza announces details of framework treaty on Karabakh conflict

"The parties to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict are negotiating on the items of the framework treaty regarding Armenian armed forces' withdrawal from Azerbaijani territories," OSCE Minsk Group new US co-chair Matthew Bryza stated.