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  • Re: Regional geopolitics

    Happy Liberal day for Europeans. Glad you are getting a taste of what we Armenians have been living with for over a millennia.
    In all honesty, I care as much as you care/ed for us Armenians. I sure hope it was perpetrated by turks.

    "At least 19 people die in explosion at Manchester Arena"

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...oncert-england

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      Originally posted by Azad View Post
      Happy Liberal day for Europeans. Glad you are getting a taste of what we Armenians have been living with for over a millennia.
      In all honesty, I care as much as you care/ed for us Armenians. I sure hope it was perpetrated by turks.

      "At least 19 people die in explosion at Manchester Arena"

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...oncert-england
      They're kids, dude. Relax.

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        Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
        They're kids, dude. Relax.
        100 years x 365days = 36500 days. They had to pick that one day to laugh all together.
        If he was sensitive he wouldn't have done it. Piss on him and his population.

        https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...QuCKx56QArCPbU

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        • Re: Regional geopolitics

          ԼՂ հակամարտության կարգավորման վերաբերյալ հայկական կողմի դիրքորոշումները փոխվել են. Հրանտ Մելիք-Շահնազարյան
          23.05.17
          http://www.tert.am/am/news/2017/05/2...zaryan/2380258


          Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հակամարտության կարգավորման շուրջ հայկական կողմի դիրքորոշումները փոխվել են: Լրագրողների հետ զրույցում այս մասին հայտարարեց քաղաքագետ Հրանտ Մելիք-Շահնազարյանը:

          Վերջինս նշեց, որ ադրբեջանական ագրեսիայի պատճառը միշտ մեկն է, բայց առիթները տարբեր են. «Դրանք մեկը չեն, երկուսը չեն, տասնյակ առիթներ կան, որոնք հրահրում են Ադրբեջանի իշխանություններին լարել իրավիճակը»:

          Հրանտ Մելիք Շահնազարյանի խոսքով՝ վերջին շրջանի զարգացումների ֆոնին հետաքրքիր շեշտադրումներ եղան մասնավորապես ՀՀ նախագահ Սերժ Սարգսյանի կողմից:

          «Նախագահ Սարգսյանի խոսքը ԱԺ 6-րդ գումարման մեկնարկի ժամանակ նոր տեմպ է հաղորդում հակամարտության կարգավորման քննարկումներին: Երբ Սերժ Սարգսյանը խոսում էր փոխզիջումային տրամաբանության մասին, նա ասաց, որ փոխզիջում ասելով հասկանում ենք Արցախի ինքնորոշման իրավունքի իրացում: Փոխզիջումային հասկացողությանը որոշակի նոր գնահատական է տրվել: Եթե մինչ ապրիլ հայկական կողմը փոխզիջում ասելով ենթադրում էր տարածքների զիջում, ապա պաշտոնական Երևանը դրա մասին հիմա այլևս չի խոսում, ինչը նյարդայնացնում է նրանց:

          Հայկական կողմը տարածքային զիջումներ անել չի կարող, որքան էլ անգամ մենք հայտարարենք, իրենք էլ հայտարարեն, որ դրան պատրաստ են: Չկան մեխանիզմներ, որոնք կյանքի կկոչեն փոխզիջումները: Բայց հայկական կողմում հստակ բանակցային դիրքորոշման փոփոխություն է եղել, ինչին էլ ագրեսիվ են արձագանքում ադրբեջանական իշխանությունները»,- ասաց Հրանտ Մելիք Շահնազարյանը:

          Քաղաքագետը նաև շեշտեց, որ կարևոր էր Սերժ Սարգսյանի ելույթը Մադրիդյան սկզբունքների վերաբերյալ: «Նախագահն ասաց, որ Մադրիդյան սկզբունքները բավական շատ հարցեր են առաջացնում: Պաշտոնական Երևանն առաջին անգամ է, որ քննադատում է այս փաստաթուղթը, ինչը թույլ է տալիս ենթադրելու, որ բանակցային գործընթացում հայկական կողմի դիրքորոշումները փոխվել են: Բոլոր այն փաստաթղթերը, որոնք նախկինում քննարկվում էին, առնվազն հարցեր են առաջացնում Երևանում»,- ընդգծեց Հ. Մելիք-Շահնազարյանը:

          Ըստ քաղաքագետի՝ հայկական կողմը ուղերձ է հղել, որ Մադրիդյան սկզբունքների վրա հենվել այլևս հնարավոր չի լինի, եթե ղարաբաղյան հիմնահարցի շուրջ բանակցությունները վերսկսվեն:

          «Հասկանալի, է, որ ապրիլյան իրադարձություններից հետո պետք է նման փոփոխություններ լինեին: Բանակցային տրամաբանությունը փոխվել է: Դժվար է ասել՝ ապրիլից հետո փոխվեց, թե առաջ, բայց փաստն այն է, որ ունենք այլ իրավիճակ»,- ասաց նա:

          Ըստ քաղաքագետի՝ սրան զուգահեռ կա երկրորդ ուշագրավ զարգացումը՝ Ադրբեջանում սկիզբ առած լրտեսական սկանդալը: Վերջին օրերին, նրա խոսքով, 5-րդ լուրն ենք ստանում այն մասին, որ զինվորները սպանվում են Ադրբեջանի իրավապահ մարմինների կողմից, փակ դագաղներով հողին են հանձնվում: «Սա խոսում է այն մասին, որ Ադրբեջանի ԶՈՒ-ում լուրջ խնդիրներ կան, բարոյահոգեբանական ցածր մակարդակ, պատրաստվածության բացակայություն: Այս պահին չի կարող պատերազմ վերսկսվել, որքան էլ նրանց դա պետք լինի ապրիլյան ձախողումները վերականգնելու համար: Դիվանագիտական ճանապարհով այս փոփոխությանը հասնելը անհնար է, բայց ռազմական ճանապարհով հնարավոր է: Չնայած, կրկնում եմ, Ադրբեջանը չունի ռեսուրսներ»,-ասաց քաղաքագետը:

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              Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership
              23 May 2017
              bbc


              Turkey is vetoing Nato's co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance's partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands.
              Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely with Nato, and has more than 400 troops serving in Kosovo.
              Ankara is bitterly critical of Austria's push for the EU to stop Turkey's EU membership negotiations.
              A Nato meeting is planned for Thursday.
              A well-informed source told the BBC that heightened tensions between Turkey and Austria had essentially blocked Nato co-operation with the government in Vienna for the past year. The veto was affecting all the Western alliance's partnership activities, which include several ex-Soviet states.
              German news website Die Welt says Nato is now considering reforming those partnerships, so that each nation signs an individual agreement with Nato that could get around the Austria deadlock.
              Erdogan rallies not welcome in Austria
              Why has Erdogan riled Nato allies?
              Turkish-German ties fray as Erdogan seeks votes
              Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed Austria for frosty relations with the EU, amid tensions over illegal immigration via Turkey and his huge crackdown on political opponents.
              He has also lashed out at Germany, prompting Berlin to reconsider its air force deployment at Turkey's Incirlik airbase.
              Mr Erdogan was enraged when Austria, Germany and the Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from campaigning on their soil in the run-up to last month's referendum, in which he narrowly won a mandate for sweeping new powers.
              In March the Nato Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, called for an end to Turkey's diplomatic row with Austria.
              Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has spoken out against President Erdogan's purge of public servants suspected of backing last July's failed coup. He said the EU should respond by halting talks on Turkey joining.

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              • Re: Regional geopolitics

                Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
                May 24, 2017 Wednesday


                Military expert Vladimir Evseev proposes to form Iran-Russia-Armenia triangle



                YEREVAN, MAY 24, ARMENPRESS. Military expert Vladimir Evseev, deputy
                director of the CIS Countries Institute, positively assesses the May
                19 presidential election results in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
                According to him, Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as President of Iran is
                beneficial both for Armenia and Russia.

                “It was under Hassan Rouhani’s presidency that the Russian-Iranian
                strategic dialogue launched which is very important, in other words,
                currently we speak about strategic dialogue which leads to strategic
                partnership. I think that dialogue will strengthen more easily under
                Rouhani’s presidency. In late March Rouhani visited Russia, and a
                number of joint decisions were made which will be easier to implement
                again during his tenure”, Evseev told Armenpress.

                The expert said in line with strengthening of the Russian-Iranian
                relations, he expects also deterioration of Iran-US ties.

                “Why, because Trump will probably support Israel and Saudi Arabia
                which has money. In fact, Saudi Arabia’s range of interests, that
                weakened a little under Obama’s presidency, will return to its place,
                and Saudi Arabia is Iran’s regional rival. And if Iran’s relations
                deteriorate, it will be more open for partnership with neighbors, and
                in this sense Armenia is that friendly state with which Iran can
                cooperate”, Vladimir Evseev said.

                He also proposed to take respective steps to form Armenia-Iran-Russia triangle.

                “Moreover, this must be directed not only towards political
                cooperation, but also a military one, the grounds of which we already
                have. In this sense I would like to highlight the visit of Armenia’s
                Defense Minister to Iran during which a number of issues, including
                defense issues were discussed”, the military expert stated.

                Rouhani won Iran’s Presidential election with 57% of votes. Four
                candidates were running for the post. Over 70% of eligible voters
                participated in the election.

                Syuzi Muradyan
                Hayastan or Bust.

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                  Putin, Erdogan discuss permanent settlement in Syria
                  By News Desk - 28/05/2017


                  Presidents of Russia and Turkey discussed during a telephone conversation on Saturday the need to increase efforts to establish a permanent settlement in Syria

                  “During the discussion of the Syrian crisis, they stressed the importance of soonest accord on practical aspects for implementation of the Memorandum on the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the press service said.

                  “Thus, it would be possible to strengthen the ceasefire, to make more effective the intra-Syria talks in the Geneva and Astana formats.”

                  “The parties agreed to boost coordination of the efforts on this topic at various levels,” the Kremlin said.

                  The leaders exchanged greetings on the 25th anniversary of the Treaty on the Principles of Relations between the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation,” signed on May 25, 1992. Putin wished success to Erdogan, who had been elected leader of the Justice and Development Party.

                  The leaders “confirmed the aspiration for further development of the strategic partnership,” the Kremlin’s press service said.

                  “They touched upon implementation of the agreements on mutual lifting of limitations in the trade and economic spheres, as well as implementation of major joint projects in the energy – construction of the Akkuyu NPP and of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.”.

                  More:
                  http://tass.com/politics/948004

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                  • http://www.eurasianet.org/node/83766

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                    Why we should be weary of Georgia.

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                    • Press TV, Iran
                      May 29, 2017 Monday


                      Iran asks Turkey for explanation over deaths of border guards



                      Iran says it has asked for explanation from Turkey after a
                      cross-border attack left two Iranian border guards dead on Saturday.

                      "The subject has been announced to the Turkish government through
                      diplomatic channels and we are awaiting their response," Foreign
                      Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told a weekly news briefing in
                      Tehran Monday.

                      Seven border guards were also injured when PJAK terrorists attacked
                      them while they were changing posts, before retreating into Turkey.

                      "This is an unpleasant incident. We don't like to have insecure
                      borders with Turkey. We hope that with the prudence, responsibility
                      and response of the Turkish government, we can take a decision," he
                      added.

                      Iran's border police chief also said Turkey should be held accountable
                      for the deaths of the Iranian border guards and for letting terrorist
                      groups operate on its border areas.

                      "We consider Turkey liable and the country should be held accountable
                      for this act of terrorism," Tasnim news agency quoted Brigadier
                      General Qassem Rezaei as saying Sunday.

                      PJAK is an offshoot of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and is
                      known for carrying out random hit-and-run attacks against Iranian
                      targets, after which they retreat to their lairs in Turkey as well as
                      Iraq.

                      They carry out their attacks in parts of Iran's West Azerbaijan
                      province which borders Iraq, Turkey, and Armenia. Rezaei said
                      "unfortunately, in the areas bordering Turkey, we witness activities
                      by terrorist groups under various pretexts."

                      Earlier this month, Iran said it welcomed Turkey's plan to build a
                      144-kilometer wall along its border. Ankara says the wall is aimed at
                      halting the movement of PKK militants who are based in Iraq's Qandil
                      mountains bordering Iran and Turkey.

                      Beside terrorists, smugglers also use the border to bring in bootleg
                      goods such as alcohol from Turkey and northern Iraq.

                      The Iranian commander issued a harsh warning, saying "terrorist groups
                      will soon meet a crushing response for their stupid acts."

                      <figure><figcaption>Iran's border police chief Brigadier General
                      Qassem Rezaei </figcaption></figure>

                      "Terrorist groups are one of the plots of the world arrogance. They
                      used once to go on rampage in the country's northwest and operate
                      within our borders. But, today they are based outside our borders,"
                      Rezaei said.

                      "The blows which have been dealt to terrorist groups by security,
                      military and defense forces have forced them to carry out their
                      idiotic acts somewhere else but they will receive a teeth-breaking
                      response anyway," he added.

                      Read more:

                      PJAK terrorists kill 2 Iranian border guards

                      Last month, 10 Iranian border guards were killed and two others
                      injured in an ambush attack near the town of Mirjaveh in the
                      southeastern Sistan-and-Baluchestan province. The assailants escaped
                      into Pakistan after the attack, for which the Jaish ul-Adl terrorist
                      group claimed responsibility.

                      "We have many different enemies who have infiltrated parts of the
                      countries around us," Rezaei said.

                      https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2...EI3Z89uUGcM&e=


                      Hayastan or Bust.

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