President Serzh Sarkisian wants to curtail sweeping constitutional powers enjoyed by him but has yet to decide whether Armenia must be transformed into a parliamentary republic, one of his political allies said on Tuesday.
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian has toured “the line of contact” around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of what military authorities in Stepanakert described on Tuesday as Armenian efforts to neutralize increased ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops.
The United States will continue to press for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with renewed vigor, the U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, John Heffern said on Tuesday.
Armenia plans to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon with a small contingent of troops in October, a senior Armenian diplomat said on Monday.
In an interview with “Zhoghovurd,” Zori Balayan, a prominent pro-establishment intellectual, comments on the controversial arrest and prosecution in Russia of Nagorno-Karabakh-born businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetian.
The Honorable John C. Coughenour, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, was in Armenia to participate in a seminar for Armenian judges and a seminar for law students and recent graduates.
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