Armenian defence official denies he is unhappy about sending troops

Armenian defence official denies he is unhappy about sending troops to Iraq Mediamax news agency 14 Sep 04 Yerevan, 14 September: Armenian Deputy Defence Minister Lt-Gen Yuriy Khachaturov has made a statement for the media which said the following, in particular,: “I am flatly against speculations about my words. If you conceive the words of […]

Armenian paper says cancellation of NATO war games might angerAzerba

Armenian paper says cancellation of NATO war games might anger Azerbaijan Ayots Ashkar, Yerevan 14 Sep 04 Text of Vardan Grigoryan’s report by Armenian newspaper Ayots Ashkar on 14 September headlined “Cold shower for Azerbaijan” We can state without exaggeration that the cancellation of the Cooperative Best Effort 2004 exercises scheduled for 13-26 September in […]

Azeri minister, NATO chief fail to agree on Armenian presence at Bak

Azeri minister, NATO chief fail to agree on Armenian presence at Baku drills – TV ANS TV, Baku 14 Sep 04 [Presenter] The position of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry over the cancellation of NATO’s military exercises has been disclosed by the ministry’s press service. [Correspondent] The cancellation of NATO’s military exercises in Baku has been […]

BAKU: Baku denies Azeri, Armenian foreign ministers to meet at NATO

Baku denies Azeri, Armenian foreign ministers to meet at NATO HQ Ekspress, Baku 14 Sep 04 Text of Alakbar Raufoglu report by Azerbaijani newspaper Ekspress on 14 September entitled “Unexpected visit. Mammadyarov and Oskanyan are in Brussels” Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov flew to Brussels yesterday. Ekspress newspaper has learnt from diplomatic sources that, during […]

BAKU: Azeri envoy says cancellation of Baku war games not to affectt

Azeri envoy says cancellation of Baku war games not to affect ties with NATO MPA news agency 14 Sep 04 Baku, 14 September: The USA welcomes NATO’s decision to cancel the Cooperative Best Effort 2004 exercises that were due to be held in Baku as part of the Partnership for Peace programme, a representative of […]

BAKU: Azeri experts say cancellation of Baku war games to damage tie

Azeri experts say cancellation of Baku war games to damage ties with USA, NATO Ayna, Baku 14 Sep 04 The cancellation of NATO war games scheduled to start in Baku on 14 September due to the refusal to allow Armenian military officers entry to Baku could damage Azerbaijan’s relations with the USA, political experts have […]

BAKU: US embassy regrets Azeri decision to bar Armenians from NATOdr

US embassy regrets Azeri decision to bar Armenians from NATO drills Turan news agency 14 Sep 04 Baku, 14 September: In connection with NATO’s decision to cancel the Cooperative Best Effort 2004 exercises in Baku, Turan news agency has contacted the US embassy for comment. A US embassy representative said that the Americans totally agree […]

Russians ground Polish military plane en route to NATO exercise

Russians ground Polish military plane en route to NATO exercise AP Worldstream Sep 14, 2004 A Polish military plane carrying soldiers and weapons to Azerbaijan for a NATO exercise was grounded in southern Russia following a mix-up over its transit permit, an army spokesman said Tuesday. The plane, carrying 15 soldiers, ammunition and weapons, was […]

BAKU: Azeri MPs happy about cancellation of NATO war games

Azeri MPs happy about cancellation of NATO war games Turan news agency 14 Sep 04 Baku, 14 September: The cancellation of NATO’s Cooperative Best Effort 2004 exercises in Azerbaijan was discussed at the Milli Maclis [parliament] session today. MP Ibrahim Isayev was the first to speak on the issue. He expressed his regret at the […]

Iran’s President Khatami Returns Home From Tajikistan

IRAN’S PRESIDENT KHATAMI RETURNS HOME FROM TAJIKISTAN Tehran, 14 September: President Mohammad Khatami arrived in Tehran later in the day ending his three-nation tour which took him from Yerevan to Dushanbe after Minsk. Upon his arrival at Mehrabad International Airport, Khatami talked to reporters on his seven-day visits to the Republics of Armenia, Belarus and […]