National Security & Defense

We can develop without conceding Artsakh

On September 2 at 7:00 PM, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun is organizing a public meeting-celebration in Yerevan at the Dynomo Sports Arena dedicated to Artsakh’s Independence Day. This is an interview by the ARF-D Press Office with Armen Rustamyan, Chairman of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. Question: Is this a celebration or a political…

ARF-D leaders discuss latest Armenia-Russia military agreement

In his interviews published on August 25 with Zhamanak and Capital dailies, Giro Manoyan, director of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau’s international secretariat spoke about a military agreement signed recently between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation to extend the 1995 treaty regulating the presence of a Russian military base in Gyumri for another 24…

Russian, American and Azerbaijani intentions discussed with Dashnaktsutyun reps

Russian Railways’ plans In an interview with the daily Aravot on August 6, Ara Nranyan a member of the ARF-D faction in the Armenian parliament said, “The leadership of the South Caucasus Railways (SCR) and Russian Railways has close ties to Azerbaijan’s political elite.” According to the parliamentarian the SCR is pursuing the creation of…

ARF-D leader condemns army shootings

Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Vahan Hovhannesyan on Thursday strongly condemned the latest deadly shootings in Armenia’s Armed Forces and demanded “severe punishment” for those responsible for them. Hovhannesyan, who heads the Dashnaktsutyun faction in the Armenian parliament, described as “unacceptable and disgraceful” the deaths of seven military personnel in two non-combat incidents reported last…

Medvedev, Obama, Sarkozy Issue Joint Statement on Karabakh

MUSKOKA, Canada—On June 26, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, U.S. President Barack Obama, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued the following statement on Karabagh from the G8 Summit: We, the Presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group’s Co-Chair countries, France, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America, reaffirm our commitment to support the leaders of…

Azerbaijan wants to show it is capable of anything, ARF-D rep says

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s refusal to take part in the International Economic Forum following the Sargsyan-Medvedev-Aliyev meeting in Saint Petersburg was a specific way to express discontent with the Mountainous-Karabakh peace process, Giro Manoyan, ARF-D International Secretary, told NEWS.am, commenting on the Azerbaijani reconnaissance detachment’s intrusion in Karabakh on June 18. According to him, Azerbaijan’s…

Implications for Armenia of the new Russian-Turkish partnership

ARF-D Political Affiars Director Giro Manoyan explains YEREVAN (ArmInfo)–As Russian and Turkish leaders express their readiness to develop a strategic partnership, Armenian leaders are considering what the implications of such a partnership would mean to the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. ARF Bureau Political Affairs Director Giro Manoyan says Russia is…

ARF-D Member Quits Armenian Security Body

Armen Rustamyan, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), resigned from Armenia’s National Security Council on Thursday in accordance with the party’s recent withdrawal from the governing coalition. Rustamyan served in the presidential body comprising the top state officials in his capacity as chairman of the Armenian parliament’s committee on foreign affairs. Like other…