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DECEMBER 2021

International Reactions To The Armenia – Azerbaijan Clashes

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International Reactions To The Armenia – Azerbaijan Clashes

On Monday a senior government advisor to the Armenian government said they are preparing for a long war, and squarely blamed Turkey for the latest eruption of violence. Azerbaijan has not surprisingly accused Armenia of being responsible for the latest round of armed clashes. Their traditional allies, Russia and Turkey respectively, remain ‘on standby’ in case the situation deteriorates too far from the status quo in favour of one side or the other, in which case direct ‘major power’ participation and a completely unpredictable phase of escalation could occur.

Armenia is preparing for a long-standing war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Vagharshak Harutyunyan, the chief adviser to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, said on Monday, adding that Turkey is pursuing it geopolitical interests in the conflict.

“We are preparing for the long-term war. Why? Because I keep telling that the main player here is not Azerbaijan, but Turkey. It pursues its own geopolitical interests. The duration of the war will depend on many factors, including how the fighting goes and the reaction of the international community,” Harutyunyan, who worked as the Armenian defence minister in the late 1990s, told a Latvian YouTube channel in an interview.

Meanwhile, also on Monday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres by video conference, arguing that the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh should be settled on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions.

“The President of Azerbaijan said that the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be settled only on the basis of international law, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions demanding the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian Armed Forces from the occupied territories”, Aliyev’s press service said.

As of late Monday, Turkey still considered it unnecessary to deploy either its military or opposition fighters from Syria to the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Yasin Aktay, an aide to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Sputnik.

“I think that Turkey will not participate [in the conflict] with its military strength, there is no need for that, technical assistance is enough. But the road is open if the need arises,” Aktay said.

Armenia and Russia have a similar standby arrangement. While this could act as a restraining influence on both sides, it could also have the opposite effect of encouraging one side or the other, or both, to escalate hostilities. Tass reported on Monday:

Armenia is ready to request additional military assistance from Russia but sees no reason to do it at the moment, Armenian Ambassador to Moscow Vardan Toganyan told the Govorit Moskva radio station on Monday.

According to him, Yerevan and Moscow continue to boost defense cooperation. “We believe that should the need arise, we will request Russia [for additional military assistance],” the envoy pointed out. “As of today, we don’t think that we need additional troops or other forces,” he added.

“However, we do believe that Russia has a major role in the Caucasus and is capable of using political methods to put an end to bloodshed,” Toganyan emphasized. LINK

The European Union is calling on all sides in the Karabakh conflict to do everything possible to prevent a new war and avoid foreign interference, EU Spokesman Peter Stano said Monday.

“We urge everyone to do everything they can in order to prevent an all-out war from breaking out,” Stano told a press conference.

The secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Stanislav Zas, is very concerned over the Armenian-Azerbaijani escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, his spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov said Monday, and is calling on both sides to launch a ceasefire and resume talks. Armenia is a CSTO member, while Azerbaijan is a former member.

Similarly, Belarus has expressed deep concern over the latest developments and offered to assist in calming the situation, without expressing an opinion over which if any of the sides it considers most culpable for the outbreak of armed clashes.

Belarus is ready to do everything possible to promote dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan and assist the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“We are not just urging, but sincerely asking Azerbaijan and Armenia, which are both our important partners, to halt combat operations, reject use of weapons and find ways toward peaceful settlement, including through the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Minsk group. We confirm readiness to provide any assistance that is needed in order to promote dialogue between the sides in this format or other formats that they find appropriate,” the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The German government also considers the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh to be very dangerous and has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately halt combat operations, using mechanisms of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

“The government sees the escalation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict as a very dangerous development. We call on both sides to immediately cease fire and resume negotiations. There is a special platform for this purpose, the OSCE Minsk group.”

The ‘Minsk Group’ is co-chaired by the US, France and Russia, and is tasked with facilitating negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The German Foreign Ministry noted that Berlin is maintaining contact with both sides through its embassies.

Pakistan has declared unequivocally that its supports Azerbaijan’s position in the conflict.

“Pakistan stands with the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan and supports its right of self-defence. We support Azerbaijan’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh, which is in line with the several unanimously adopted UN Security Council resolutions”, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Islamabad also called on Armenia to cease its military activity to prevent further tensions. LINK

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catalin zt

Another anglo-saxonjudeo-khazarian criminal perverse job ! Nothing new under the sun…

Vox Populi

Turks and Israelis created this fiasco, so this dishonor goes to them.

shylockracy

Russia turned the Turk terrorists into the hub of Russian gas into south Europe, reinforcing Erdogan’s geopolitical position to keep stirring trouble from Lybia to Azerbaijan. Turkey isn’t a “traditional” ally of the Azeris, who were a part of Persia before being in the Russian empire. Either way, the current mess is testament to how much ground has been lost by Russia geopolitically and gained by the Turks, in part thanks to Putin’s “partnership and business” with the global Ziocorporate terrorists. It would be a total joke if the pro-EU regime of Armenia triggered a CSTO defense obligation for Russia due to Turkish-backed Azeri machinations.

Would be better for Russia to somehow convince their Turkish “business partners” to split NK in half between Erevan and Baku without a war.

cechas vodobenikov

false–azeris speak better Turkish than turks; they have a self described “special relationship”

Zionism = EVIL

They also proven to be bigger KHARS (donkeys) too :)

shylockracy

Azeris speak Azeri, and I wasn’t dealing with linguistic/cultural similarities, as that would mean that Turkmenistan or Crimean Tatars are also “traditional” allies of Turks. Before Gorbachov’s regime sold the USSR to the Ziocorporate globalists, Turkey had nothing to do with Azerbaijan.

Merovingian

That was the Yelstin-Putin regime. Gorby simply allowed the looters to win the cold war.

Yeltsin was openly supportive of the looting of Russia, Putin is the globalists point dude to scam the Russians into believing they have a nationalist who cares about Russia. Putin is no different than the scam of the Republicans and Democrats. trump is a zio-puppet, putin is no different.

d'Artagnan

To be fair, Putin is a disappointment too and that is why even Armenia is distancing itself from Russia as it is a shame as there is still a lot of goodwill towards the Russian people. The only ones we can count as real friends are the Iranians historically.

Assad must stay

yea that seems a logical solution the splitting in half

d'Artagnan

Turkey is an historical nuisance and needs to be carved up like their rotten Ottoman Empire. The only decent solid people in the region are the Iranians.

Assad must stay

Agree million billion bro!!!!

d'Artagnan

Iranians are decent brave people and Armenians can never thank them enough.

Merovingian

Anybody country Washington wants to coup, invade and bomb, is solid decent people.

The Farney Fontenoy

Iranian govt are Zionists/Islamists too, its all theatre.

Zionism = EVIL

Turkey is now on a downward trajectory as its idiotic policies have failed and there is unrest brewing in the peasant villages at the losing wars, a bankrupt economy and high casualties. As I keep reminding, Turkey is a third world fractured state at war will all its neighbors and even half of its own population. It is time to get rid of the dumbassCUNT ErDOGan.

shylockracy

That’s why Venezuela can’t be trusting the Turks too much, they are only taking advantage of Caracas’ need to sell their natural resources for cheap in the face of the Ziocorporate terrorists’ economic siege, and not really helping anything to transition to actual global multipolarity, but then again one can’t be blaming the Turks too much either since China/Russia themselves have a rather pro-EU stance, as if the power behind the EU weren’t the same kind of Ziocorproate terrorists designing wars and coups from Lobbyington D.C.

Imagine the weapons Iran would have now if the Russians/Chinese hadn’t agreed to please the US/EU Zioterrorists with UN sanctions in 2007, or where Africa would be if they had backed Lybia’s plans for the continent instead of approving UN sanctions. Is there even a not anti-Assad faction in Turkey to deal with?

Paul

Stop your Taqqiya you Shia bastards.You were pro turkey and now you are anti turkey.No wonder the world hates you filthy Shia.

The Objective

Shiites will always badmouth any religious Sunni country or figure. This is even when Turkey has helped the Iranian economy with continuous importation of Iranian oil despite U.S sanctions until recently. Turkey is one of the last countries to obey America’s sanctions on Iran. And not out of hatred for Iran, but to protect the Turkish economy.
These ungrateful people do not deserve any help. And I say that no Sunni should get involved in Iran’s fight. Their leaders are on hot seat now, and they start preaching Muslim unity as though Shiism is Islam.

Paul

I’m an Indian hindu.I had respect for the Shia more than Sunnis.Maybe that’s why we used to help those Iranian assholes by buying their oil and giving our food.But these Shia assholes were playing a double game and siding with China instead So Modi basically obeyed American sanctions and now the Shia are almost starving in Iran.

d'Artagnan

You must be speaking about starving Covid infected dirt poor India. I have just come back from Iran and it is feeding you filthy rats. Iranian economy is the envy of the region in terms of domestic production and self-sufficiency. Daily over 2,000 trucks from Iran enter Armenia.

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Vox Populi

Armenia also gets its gas from Iran, I believe.

The Objective

where did you get your stats of 2000 from. I challenge you to produce some proof.
It is illogical that up to 2000 trucks will be entering Armenia DAILY. Trump must be a joke if something like that happens. And I know Trump wouldn’t allow anything like that. Which is why you are lying. To convince me, you must show proof. Otherwise, this is just your typical Iranian mouthiness even when under extreme suffering.

Vox Populi

why is a repulsive filthy Hindu sewer rat who looks like turd so interested in Muslims? you live thousands of miles away in gutters, so must miss your Muslim Persian masters :)

Paul

I miss Saddam Hussein coz he kept you Shia rats under control

Vox Populi

lol, I am not even a Muslim, silly fool :)

The Objective

Shiites will backstab anyone whether India, China, Russia. They are highly skilled in the art of deception. They have no respect for anything not Shiite. If they pretend to cooperate with you, it’s only for convenience.

JPS

They are working with Israel to pick on little Armenia because Armenians are Christians who are wise to the ways of the Yehudis.

The Objective

Typical Iranian hate speech. It’s your economy that is bankrupt. Turkey’s debt to gdp is around 30%. Obviously you don’t know what bankruptcy means.
Unfortunately for you, Turkey is rising not falling. 10 years ago we hardly hear anything about Turkey. All of a sudden, it has become a big regional player. I know that’s what worries Iran.
Turkey’s economy isn’t so healthy as before due to currency devaluation. But I have a feeling that currency devaluation is deliberate, although the Turks behave as though they are having a bad time, maybe to dampen suspicion. Let me explain why I think the currency devaluation is deliberate. A few years back, a dollar traded for about 3 lira. Today, it stands at just below 8 lira. What does that mean?
First, it means inflation for imported goods. Because foreign trade is denominated in Euro or Dollar for Turkey. If foreign goods become more expensive, it’ll stimulate domestic production to replace the foreign expensive ones as people are less able to afford them. Although many of Turkey’s domestic goods still involve a foreign element, it appears that Erdogan is trying to force Turks to stop relying on any foreign unfriendly country (Europe and America) for anything.
Secondly, the cost of production in Turkey becomes cheaper due to currency devaluation. This attracts foreign investors who produce cheap in Turkey and sell expensive to Europe or other parts of the world. It’s the same strategy China took to get to where it is now.
This change in Turkish economy coincides with its shift to other parts of the world. The Turks are looking to create new markets in Muslim countries. Many Free Trade Agreements were signed under Erdogan.
I have no doubt Erdogan is shifting Turkey’s economy from its traditional European market. And that’s a good thing for Turkey. It should try to achieve immunity from European and Western sanctions by entrenching its economy with those of Muslim and Asian countries and only use the EU market for extra business, not main business.

Codenamed 'Gordon'

I’m really pleased you have changed opinion about ErDOGan ;)
http://disq.us/p/2bja59d

grandel

Now that Turk Stream is built and providing much needed income to the Turkish economy, Russia only has to to turn off the money supply and Turkey’s fragile economy will suffer.

The Objective

It’s for this eventuality that Turkey has Qatar and Libya.

d'Artagnan

The Turks are the criminals behind regional bloodshed, the Azeris are not that bright as Armenia has defeated them three times and they keep coming back for more. They should take advice from our Iranian cousins.

Mustafa Mehmet

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Codenamed 'Gordon'

Anatolia free for Greeks and Persians now!
Ottomans go home!

Mustafa Mehmet

yes. Charlie Brown will do that .anything else?

hvaiallverden

This, as some one mentioned, this is created by outside forces as a lot of other ethnic conflicts have based their reasons on, this have been brewing for an long, long time and I can remeber it for decades back in time, and now, the moment Turds drooled something about safeguarding civilians we all know that, this is total bullshit, and whatever their motives are, its their actions that makes the case, this region, NK have been more or less populated by Armenians for eons, and my question is, do the others have the same reason, and of course I also questions the UssA bitch in Yerevan, whom was set there by AmeriTard/Western backed NGOs, like USaid etc to Sore-ass, after an so called soft coup, but this time, I blame everything on the Azeris/Turds, why, we will see, but I never ever trust whatever the west say or claims, because they are simply untrustwurthy.
I also agrees, Russian pasivity will come back and bit their asses, but I know that something else is been going on under the radar, when the Pompeous assclown have toured the region, that alone makes me go hum……. for what, to gain suport for an much more agresive line than before and also I know they have used what we all, the carrot and the stick, so, yeah, the lines will never the less become more clear as this continues, I dont wanna jump on anything, yet.

I cant understand why and why now, because I think this enitre senario is about something else, Iran.

peace

Ivan Freely

In addition to Iran, it’s also to light a fire to Russia’s underbelly, attack the Eurasian Heartland and interrupt China’s BRI project. The Zios are trying to get Russia to commit into deeper military conflicts in the hopes of bankrupting them; maybe even force them to borrow from the WB / IMF which could provide relief (i.e. interests) to the financial burden on Western nations.

Russia’s passivity is more about delaying the most expensive option. Once the other shoe drops, expenses will rocket sky high. There’s the voting population to consider. Most people don’t want war and would prefer to avoid any way possible. Moscow needs to show to their own population that there are no options left in order to get public support for a more and larger military commitment.

Ivan Freely

A bit rich of the EU warning of foreign interference when they themselves are neck deep in other places.

cechas vodobenikov

when the previous one of contact is restored azeris will surrender, fearing the loss of more territory

Lazy Gamer

More than six decades of Soviet administration made NK into an autonomous region within Azerbaijan. Wouldnt Azerbaijan be in the right to reclaim this area under modern intl law?? (Though it has lost defacto control for three decades)
If the soviet union did not step in then, there is no guarantee that armenia would be able to hold on to it in the 1920s against Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Sauron

international law, yes

Lazy Gamer

And would Azerbaijan SSR be the same entity as Azerbaijan? Would succession give it a claim to the NK autonomous region? Or would dissolution of the union give a separate right of self determination to NK?
Or following the dissolution of the union, would its legal status revert to that prior to Soviet occupation which is contested? Is soviet occupation considered legal anyway?

Doom Sternz

The enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh held a referendum in 1991 where the people chose independence from Azerbaijan and self-declared the Republic of Artsakh. Artsakh includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts which accounted for about 30% of Azerbaijan.

Armenia has supported Artsakh both militarily and economically because it is populated by an Armenian majority and because of the UN principle of self-determination. The only interest for the Azerbaijanis is the integrity of their territory hence the need to ethnically cleanse the area of its Armenian population in the same way that Ukraine attempted to cleanse the Donbass of ethnic Russians to maintain the integrity of its territory.

The attacks by Azerbaijan are war crimes. Will the perpetrators go before the ICC?

Sauron

I see what you are doing here. Trying to recruit anti-Ukrainian sentiment on SF to join your generalized comment. Interesting, very interesting.
FYI – International law doesn’t care what SF and its comment sections says. ICC works with the law not opinions.

Doom Sternz

The attacks by Azerbaijan are war crimes. In what world do you live? Azerbaijan murdered civilians in an unprovoked military attack, an act of war.

Sauron

Countries are permitted under international law to suppress armed separatism and are allowed to hit-to-kill any military target. Of course given that all this is happening within the country boundaries. UN and hence ICC consider Nagorno Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory.
So the case will not go through unless the civilian killings are proven intentional and under governmental orders.

Doom Sternz

The ICC has no standing on territory. Murder is not permitted under any circumstances. The fact you think it is speaks volumes.

Sauron

That is why I said UN, since ICC will be looking at the international recognition. International Law doesn’t look at the historical ownership, it looks at international recognition.

Doom Sternz

The attacks by Azerbaijan are war crimes. Its that simple.

Sauron

Only if the conflict moves outside Azerbaijani territory

Doom Sternz

It already has…..it has crossed the border into Iran. But that has nothing to do with my original allegation……The attacks by Azerbaijan are war crimes. They are murder.

Sauron

Sure buddy, go apply to ICC:)))))

hvaiallverden

Yeah, again, look at the map, there is an autonomus republic called Naxvican ( Azeri) inside eh….. Armenia, and then you have the Nag K, inside Azeri, and how on earth can Azeris have any more claims about NK then the Armenians have left the Azeri populated area in Armenia,
between Iran and Armenia, the entire premisses for this war is based upon, as previous said, on total bollocks, this regions came into existence after the colaps of Sovjet, only Armenia was what we define as
an more independent state, its an old one to, Azeris is been created, and have no claims about NK at all, that is an fact, we can always debate self-determination/s, but this is more again an effect of the fall of Sovjet, and right now, it really dont matter to be frank, if somebody insists, its their problem, the truth is, this is what have becomed solid, the fact this regions nations, like Azeris dont recognise this is more due to the Azeris than constitutional and international laws about self-detem. and Azeris dont respect that at all.

So when ErdoF….. drools something about invading forces I wounder what the hell is that scumbag snorting or sniffing, huh, glue, because that have nothing to do with reality, that Mofo is tripping and the claims is riddicilous but then again, Turds is going rough, when erdof…. acid tripping have made this
man to an delutional shithead whom is become an ottomanian nuttcase, and of course as we all know have lost whatever credibility he had, and while their economy is tanking, he do as Yankike Gov use to do, create an war, any war, as long it can deflect the Turdian people from whats going on inside Turdia.

Huh, never ever trust an Turd, and how the bloody hell can Russia justify sucking anything the Turds swings infront of their faces when we know they are rotten scums, yeah, and Putins credibility is slipping down the drain as we speak, if was after all, just about Oil and Gass.

This campagne is based upon flatout lies, that is of course nothing new, and the west is backing the Turds, again, the same bad/good cop nonsense as before while they ingnore the facts, and will do nothing becauce the Imperial banana republic and ISISIrael/Britain ( the incestious twinns) backs Turdia, and the rest is just spitliking them, so nothing will come out of this, other than to hope the Armenians can fight back, and its fascianting that the ISIS (whatever) is not buttbodys with the Azeris (shiah) yeah, nice one, right, if there was anyone out there braindead enough to belive the western created idiot propaganda about Islamic Wahabi (again, not an pip in west, but drools something about nazis and
white ass supremacys etc, etc) fighters fighting for some sort of Sunni paradise, the insanily evil Wahabis created by the Saudi-barbarians since its their state religion, and backed fully by the west, whom created this mary band of happy head chopping, of course, moreRats.

This days reading aritcles make me wounder do they think our brains have been highjacked by the CONvid 19 eh… virus whom is pushing the buttons, witch makes us to idiots.
Because it seams so.

peace

Merovingian

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Soviet Socialist Republic borders.

d'Artagnan

Most people would prefer a new Union with Russia.

Vox Populi

Kudos to the small but pugnacious Armenian military for giving a more than bleeding nose to the Azerbaijanis.

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