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  • Ո՞րն է Սերժ Սարգսյանի նպատակը՝ Ծառուկյանին գահընկեց անե՞լը, թե՞ ԲՀԿ-ի լուծարումը - Lragir.am - Հայաստանն առցանց
    քաղաքական վերլուծաբան Էդգար Վարդանյանի հետ քննարկել ենք ՀՀԿ ԲՀԿ նոր հակամարտությունը դրա պատճառներն ու հետևանքները Ինչպես շատերն են բնորոշում Հայաստանյան քաղաքական դաշտում երկրաշարժ տեղի ունեցավ դեռ վաղուց ծավալվող հեռակա սոցիալական ցանցերում մարտնչող ՀՀԿ ԲՀԿ հակամարտությունը դարձավ բարձրագույն ղեկավարության քննարկման առարկա որպես պետության կարևորագույն խնդիրներից մեկը Սերժ Սարգսյանը հայտարարեց որ ողբերգություն է ինչ որ տեղ նաև զավեշտ որ Գագիկ Ծա ռուկյանը քաղաքական մեծ հավակնություններ ունի և որ Գագիկ Ծառուկյան քաղաքական դերակատարը

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/arm/1/debate/view/110502 (2016-02-14)
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  • Is War Moved to the South Caucasus? - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    Syria There is an opinion that Moscow has retained its control over Latakia ensuring its presence in the Near East Some experts say that Russia merely helped the United States to address its own issues including supporting the Kurds and not allowing Turkey to control the region and Iran and establish its dominance there One way or another the United States is preparing to announce its victory in the Near East After normalization with Cuba and Iran signing of the climate change agreement and the Transatlantic Trade Agreement under the U S aegis the new pact over the Near East will be the laurels of Obama s foreign policy The United States has set out to implement its new goal strengthen its positions in the Black Sea region NATO has announced its new policy on the Black Sea region and the website of the U S Department of State posted a publication on the U S assistance in the establishment of the security of the United States This means that the United States has achieved the last bastilles of Russia and Turkey the Black Sea and the South Caucasus Igor Muradyan states that important developments are expected including a revision

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/politics/view/35258 (2016-02-14)
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  • A Fatal Mistake in Artsakh - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    level of violence along the line of contact and to implement mechanisms for monitoring the situation the U S Ambassador in Armenia Mills said The day before that the director of the U S National Intelligence James Clapper published the annual reports which mentions the probability of escalation in the Karabakh conflict area Among the reasons he mentioned that Azerbaijan does not give up on its claim to Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia does not give up on the territories under its control The United States points to alleviation of tension in the Karabakh conflict area as a priority and suggests certain solutions including monitoring and mechanisms of investigation During the International Security Conference the foreign minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan will meet with the Minsk Group co chairs and discuss those mechanisms The foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammedyarov has announced that the co chairs are biased for Armenia so there is no point in meeting and negotiating In this regard the U S ambassador s words uttered in Armenia gain a special meaning The possibility of that escalation triggering even through misjudgment or error along the line of conflict is real in my view This can be explained in

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/comments/view/35255 (2016-02-14)
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  • Iranian Ambassador: New Window Opens Up for Iran-Armenia Relations - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    it is always stressed at the highest levels in our country that Iran is our friend it is highly appreciated that your country treats well our cultural heritage and the big Armenian community Do you see a potential to deepen bilateral relations in this context In Iran we respect all the regions I must say that Christians Jews Zoroastrians enjoy the respect of the Iranian people and they even have their representatives in the parliament They are considered our compatriots We create good conditions for them and respect their religion and customs We respect their historical and cultural values shrines churches and the Iranian government takes actions towards their protection Creating favorable conditions ensures peaceful coexistence of ethnicities and the Muslim community As to the potential for further deepening the relations over these four months that I ve been in Armenia you have probably read and seen what a new window has opened in the relations of our two countries I think that our countries want to further develop relations What are the main directions of deepening of our relations in your opinion The political relations are at a high level and we don t have any limitations for their development As to economic relations activity is noticed there including in terms of exchange of gas and electricity The issue of construction of the Iran Armenia railway is on the agenda as well as the construction of the North South highway Despite a lot of talk there does not seem to be progress relating to this matter I would like to know at what stage this program is and how probable it is Agreement has been reached in the framework of the Iranian visit of the Armenian minister of transport and community on the visit of a group of specialists

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/interview/view/35254 (2016-02-14)
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  • Conditions for Construction of New NPP - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    no numbers it is not a program but the government has called a discussion on this issue The state of energy security in Armenia is not good We don t have other sources we say we should use alternative energy but it cannot supply our demand entirely SO the only way remains the construction of a new and modern NPP Vardan Bostanjyan says The construction of the NPP however the economist says is a big and expensive project which creates a lot of problems for Armenia In such a situation the construction of a nuclear plant is impossible without external support The most difficult thing is to find investors Obviously such a big economic program supposes a political factor too In other words if big political partners if countries are not interested this program may not become reality he says Nevertheless there is an opportunity to find investors the economist says Bostanjyan thinks after the sanctions are lifted Iran is a potential investor Iran is a powerful country it may make investments out of political intentions to boost its influence in the region Iran realizes that they can in fact consume that electricity In other words there will not be big risks to their investments In political terms they will have an opportunity which will boost their role and opportunities will open up for Armenia to find new investors Bostanjyan says If Iran decides to make investments according to the economist there is a possibility that Russia and the United States will also participate each for their interests In this case Russia may take this step to compete with Iran not with the interests of Armenia Hence this is a discussion the Armenian government is expressing its thought articulately that Armenia needs a new NPP very much he says The

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35253 (2016-02-14)
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  • Georgi Kutoyan Is New Head of National Security Service - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    Business Photo Gallery Georgi Kutoyan Is New Head of National Security Service Lragir am Country Saturday 13 February 2016 13 08 Serzh Sargsyan has visited the National Security Service for the farewell meeting with Gorik Hakobyan who left the post of head of the National Security Service Georgi Kutoyan will replace him who was the assistant to the president of Armenia between 2011 and 2016 Before his appointment he was

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/country/view/35259 (2016-02-14)
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  • Local EU statement on the OSCE/ODIHR Referendum Expert Team´s (RET) Final Report - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    s Final report of 5 February 2016 notably its current observations and recommendations as well as all the past OSCE ODIHR recommendations which remained unaddressed On this basis reform of electoral legislation should be carried out in an inclusive manner and all stakeholders are encouraged to make every reasonable effort to build broad consensus Building on efforts by the authorities to improve public confidence an agreement should be found on the most critical issues such as the voter register vote count possible publishing of voters lists after the elections or any other means to address persistent perceptions that the presence on voter lists of citizens not present in Armenia may be abused and tabulation of results Accuracy of the voter register should be improved and effective and consistent safeguards against multiple voting by whatever effective means of identification available should be introduced The results of the next year s parliamentary elections should already benefit from these safeguards to reinforce their legitimacy The legal framework for complaints and appeals should be reviewed to guarantee more effective remedy against possible abuses We reiterate that without a transparent investigation of all alleged frauds as well as appropriate measures taken if these are confirmed

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/politics/view/35257 (2016-02-14)
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  • Massive Illegal Charging Is State "Racketeering" - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    and Astana the minister of EEU Integration and Macroeconomics Tatyana Valovaya announced that the 20 VAT on cars imported from EEU member states on the Armenian side contradict the EEU rules and regulations In her speech Valovaya said there was a similar practice in Kazakhstan which has been eliminated This statement of the Minister of EEU Integration and Macroeconomics is a reason to believe that the Armenian authorities have misused

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/politics/view/35256 (2016-02-14)
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