01/08 15:24 Latin American Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Latin American Parliament(Parlatino) approved on Friday June 31 a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The Panama-based body that was created in 1964 with the Declaration of Lima, and is composed by the National Congresses and Legislative Assemblies of all Iberoamerica. This new recognition of the crime against humanity perpetrated by the Turkish state, adds to the resolutions adopted by Parliaments in South America this year, as was the case of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, the Federal Senate of Brazil and the State Legislature of Rio de Janeiro.

31/07/2015 15:27

Ashot Manucharyan: Constitutional reforms are continuation of absolute plunder

The constitutional reforms are just legalizing the plunder Armenia has faced for over 20 years, says Ashot Manucharyan, member of the Karabakh Committee, ex-interior minister, advisor to the first president of Armenia for national security.

31/07/2015 15:13

"Wake up, Armenia!" Movement to Inform of its Further Actions on Aug 1

"Wake up, Armenia" movement that is demanding the reverse of the energy price hike decision will inform of its further actions on Aug 1, David Sanasaryan, a member of the movement, told ArmInfo journalist.

30/07/2015 13:14

"Wake up, Armenia!" movement condemns illegal actions of Police

"The Armenian police keep hindering the sit-in against the rising electricity tariffs. So, the police violate Article 24 of the Law on Freedom of Assembly by infringing the right to peaceful rallies," the movement says in a statement.

27/07/2015 16:43

Yezidis of Armenia think constitutional reforms are inexpedient

The genocide against Yezidis in the Middle East is still going on. The Yezidis are not only being annihilated but also being deported from their places of residence, Sashik Sultanyan, Head of the National Committee of Yezidis NGO, said at a press conference in Yerevan.

24/07/2015 19:20

Ambassador of Iran: Armenia might Become a Corridor between Persian Gulf and Black Sea

Armenia might become a corridor between the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea, Mohammad Raiesi, the Iranian ambassador to Armenia, said during the July 24 press conference in Yerevan.

24/07/2015 19:15

Seyran Ohanyan: The Armenian Army was and will keep on fulfilling its task on defense and security of the own nation

The Armenian side is fully controlling the situation in the area of Karabakh conflict. This has been stated by Seyran Ohanyan, the Minister of Defense of Armenia, in his interview to the journalists on July 24 2015 commenting the escalations on the line of contact of Karabakh - Azerbaijan forces and on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

24/07/2015 19:13

Ankara Responding to Belgium's Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey has accused Belgian parliament of distorting the historical facts and disregarding the law. "Turkey has been accused once again unfairly by the decision on the commemoration of the Armenian genocide centennial adopted by the House of Representatives of Belgium on 23 July 2015," the Turkish MFA statement reads.

24/07/2015 19:11

Hakob Chakryan: The "black days" of Ankara are just starting

Turkey is enforced to join the coalition against the Islamic State, since its isolation was gradually increasing. This opinion has been expressed by Hakob Chakryan, Turcologist, in his interview with ArmInfo journalist on July 24 2015. "Turkey was enforced to allow the air strikes of the US militaries against the guerillas of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from the military base of Injirlik, since due Turkey protection of the terrorists it has spoiled its relations both with the neighboring and regional and European countries and the US.

24/07/2015 17:16

Expert: Turkey-IS confrontation is a result of Ankara-Washington deal

The Turkey-Islamic State (IS) confrontation and Ankara's decision to provide the United States with a staging area for delivering air strikes against the IS are the results of a US-Turkish deal, Ruben Safrastyan, Director of the Oriental Studies Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, has told ArmInfo.

24/07/2015 15:39

GALLUP: 46% of Armenian Citizens Deem Constitutional Reforms in Armenia Necessary

46% of Armenia citizens deem the Constitutional reforms in Armenia necessary, Aram Navasardyan, the head of the GALLUP International Ђssociation representation in Armenia, said during the presentation of the poll results on constitutional reforms. According to him, only 45% of pollees were aware of the reforms. Navasardyan says that 46% of pollees believe constitutional reforms to be necessary, 16% were at loss to answer, while 38% do not find it necessary to carry out a referendum.

24/07/2015 15:21

Following Constitutional Referendum: “saying party we imply…”

Armenia seems to partially return to the mists of socialism building times when a “Party” would take every single decision. At least this conclusion springs to mind when one tries to analyze the draft constitutional reforms.

23/07/2015 18:04

"Wake up Armenia" Movement Believes Tide of Public Discontent can Eliminate Energy Price Hike Threat

ArmInfo News Agency has received a statement from "Wake up Armenia" civil movement, which does believe that a tide of public discontent can eliminate the energy price hike threat by Aug 1.

23/07/2015 13:56

Armenian National Congress Urging Political Powers to Unite against Constitutional Reforms

Armenian National Congress is urging the political powers to set aside their partisan differences and unite against the Constitutional reforms and raise protest tides.

22/07/2015 18:28

Garnik Isagulyan: Initiators of constitutional reforms want to lead Armenia to a complete collapse

The draft constitutional reforms are nonsense, Garnik Isagulyan, leader of the National Security Party, said at a press conference in Yerevan on July 22.

22/07/2015 14:27

Eduard Sharmazanov: Baku challenges international community with its provocations in Karabakh conflict zone

By escalating the tension on the Line of Contact of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces, Baku is trying to bring the Karabakh peace process to a deadlock, Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, has told ArmInfo when commenting on the new wave of escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone by Azerbaijan.

21/07/2015 15:22

Washington Forecast: Armenia again to Succeed at Reconciling Parallel Cooperation with Russia and West

Armenia will again succeed at reconciling the parallel cooperation with Russia and the West, American analyst Paul Stronki says. The main evidence of Yerevan's success, he continues, is the fact that Moscow is willing to deploy "Iskander-M" missile complexes in Armenia. He thinks that Kremlin's step is not directed towards solving global problems alone.

21/07/2015 15:21

American Analyst: Deploying "Iskanders" in Armenia is a Real Menace not a Real Opportunity

The deployment of "Islander" complexes on the Armenian territory should be considered a real menace, not a real opportunity, military expert Stephen Blank, the senior analyst at U.S. Foreign Policy Council, believes.

21/07/2015 12:34

Official Baku Responding to Armenian President's Statement

"The Armenian president, who is urging to take a specific approach towards Yerevan and Baku, does acknowledge the reality", Hikmet Hajiyev, the Spokesperson at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, told the media.

21/07/2015 12:18

Serzh Sargsyan Condoling Recep Erdogan upon the Terror Attack in Suruc Town

The Armenian president's press office has informed that Serzh Sargsyan has sent a letter of condolence to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey on the blast in Sanliurfa province which claimed multiple lives. The letter reads as follows:

21/07/2015 00:46

Donuld Tusk: Final Purpose of Armenia-EU Negotiations is Facilitating Visa Regime between the Sides

Armenia has already finished the first stage of the preliminary negotiations on elaborating a new comprehensive document on cooperation with the EU. As a result, the visa regime between RA and EU has been facilitated, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, has said during a press conference in Yerevan on July 20.

21/07/2015 00:43

Serzh Sargsyan: EU should Take a Specific Approach towards "Eastern Partnership" Member-Countries

European Council's President Donald Tusk's arrival in Armenia speaks for the Armenia-EU solidarity in interests and understanding in respect of enhancing the ties and cooperation format, Serzh Sargsyan, the president of Armenia, told during the press conference on the outcomes of the meeting held with Donald Tusk.

20/07/2015 16:38

Serzh Sargsyan: The smell of oil and gas and the taste of caviar turn many people's brains in European structures

"I am sure the smell of oil and gas and the taste of caviar turn many people's brains in European structures. Nevertheless, we will embark on the right path, otherwise, if the Azerbaijani president's statements and steps are forgiven, it will mean that something's wrong somewhere," Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a joint press conference with President of the European Council Donald Tusk in Yerevan.

20/07/2015 15:15

Hovhannes Sahakyan: Political forces of Armenia do not take a serious view of constitutional reforms

Some political forces of Armenia do not take a serious view of the constitutional reforms. Nor do they want to attend the debates on the published 7 chapters of the draft Constitution, Hovhannes Sahakyan, Head of the Armenian Parliamentary Commission on State and Legal Affairs, MP from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), said at a press conference in Yerevan on July 20.

19/07/2015 02:06

Vladimir Hakobyan appointed press secretary of Armenian President

Vladimir Hakobyan has been appointed the press secretary of the head of State by the order of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. Arman Saghatelyan was exempted from that position by another order of the President. Vladimir Hakobyan was born in 1982. He worked at the National Security Service of RA as head of a unit at the Main Directorate from 11 December 2006 to 15 July 2015. His military rank - major. His marital status - not married. Earlier, Arman Saghatelyan on his Facebook page announced that he intended to leave for the private sector.

18/07/2015 13:56

Arman Saghatelyan Stepping Down as President's Press Secretary

Arman Saghatelyan stepped down as the Armenian president's press secretary;

18/07/2015 12:06

Nagorno-Karabakh is an indigenous Armenian land, Sterligov says in his address to Azerbaijanis

"I deeply respect the industrious millions of Azerbaijanis, honest and ordinary people," Russian multimillionaire German Sterligov says on his Facebook page. To note, Sterligov has recently moved to Nagorno Karabakh.

17/07/2015 15:50

Hrayr Tovmasyan: Introduction of a second round practice in parliamentary elections in Armenia does not rule out formation of a coalition

The reformed draft Constitution envisages introduction of a second round practice in the parliamentary elections in Armenia, but it does not at all rule out formation of a coalition. Nothing prevents the political forces that overcome the electoral threshold from forming a coalition before the second round. The same is true for the forces taking part in the second round, Hrayr Tovmasyan, member of the Commission for Constitutional Reforms, told journalists in Yerevan on July 17.

17/07/2015 15:22

Hrayr Tovmasyan: No one thinks Republican Party will be elected for 100 more years

No one thinks that the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) will inevitably be elected at all elections for 100 years in a row, Hrayr Tovmasyan, member of the Commission for Constitutional Reforms, told journalists in Yerevan on July 17.

17/07/2015 15:14

Vardan Poghosyan: Governance Council under Parliament Speaker to make parliamentarian idlers attend Parliament's sittings

The Governance Council under the Parliament Speaker will make the parliamentarian idlers attend the Parliament's sittings, Vardan Poghosyan, member of the Commission for Constitutional Reforms, told journalists in Yerevan on July 17.

17/07/2015 14:18

Levon Zurabyan: Constitutional reforms to result in establishment of ruling party's dictatorship in Armenia

The adoption of the constitutional reforms initiated by the authorities will result in establishment of the ruling party's dictatorship in Armenia and perpetuation of the regime of Serzh Sargsyan and his party, Levon Zurabyan, Head of the Armenian National Congress Faction, has told ArmInfo.