Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok, on September 8. Alongside with other issues, the two parties discussed the Karabkh peace process, the Russian Foreign Ministry
Lavrov and Clinton discussed issues related to adoption of children, visa facilitation, the situation in Syria, the Iranian nuke problem and the situation on the Korean Peninsula. They touched upon the Transdniestrian and Karabakh peace processes.
The Russian Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State signed a Memorandum of Understand and Cooperation in Antarctica and A Joint Statement to Enhance the Russian-American Inter-regional Interaction, as well as adopted a Joint State of Cooperation in the Bering Strait.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict broke out on February 28 1988 in the Azerbaijani Sumgait with massacre of Armenians as a peculiar response of Azerbaijanis to the peaceful demand of the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous Region, part of the Azerbaijani SSR, to unite with the Armenian SSR. This resulted in other pogroms of Armenians in Baku, Kirovabad and other regions of Azerbaijan populated with Armenians. In 1991 Azerbaijan unleashed war against peaceful populations of Nagorno-Karabakh, expulsing ethnic Armenians from the territory of Azerbaijan. Dozens of thousands of peaceful residents on both parties were killed in the military actions, and hundreds of thousands were left homeless and have become refugees. In 1994 in Bishkek in
mediation of the OSCE MG, the NKR, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a Protocol on Ceasefire that is observed more or less so far.