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U.S. 'Concern' At Karabakh Tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into a much broader conflict.
The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan’s separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region said that one of its soldiers was killed and two wounded in shootouts with Azerbaijani forces overnight.

The statement says the incident occurred when “Azerbaijani troops attempted to enter the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.”

Baku considers Nagorno-Karabakh -- an ethnic Armenian separatist enclave -- its territory.

Several incidents have been reported along the Azerbaijani-Armenian border since June 4, where at least three Armenian and five Azerbaijani soldiers were killed.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who visited Armenia on June 4, said the Yerevan-Baku standoff could lead to a "much broader conflict."

Clinton, who is currently in Baku, is to visit Turkey on June 7.

Based on reporting by Regnum and Interfax
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by: Kaplan from: Barda, Azerbaijan
June 06, 2012 14:31
Cliton should condemn the death of Azerbaijani troops by Armenian soldiers.
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by: Random Armenian
June 06, 2012 16:50
What about the Armenian soldiers? All this started with infiltration by Azeri troops on Monday. Armenian troops pushed back the attempts. And unfortunately there were Azeri deaths as a result. In fact there are more Azeri casualties that Aliyev is admitting publicly.
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by: Random Azerbaijani from: Aze
June 07, 2012 17:11
Well, What makes you believe that Aliyev is lying to his people and Sakisyan is genuine and open in all his information. There is war propaganda on both sides. Both of the leaders are the same way corrupt and do not derive their power from the people. Sarkisian is no better than Aliyev. At least he is not shooting his people while killed Sarkisian killed 10 street protestors in the last clashes in Yerevan. Both of them use the police force to keep their people under control. You should also remember that Armenian sources are not also showing the right number of the casualties. In fact many Armenian civil right organizations are claiming the casualties from Armenian side are a lot bigger..For instance, the number of casualties during the last incident was not 3+1, but in reality 10. Open you eyes and wake up, don`t think that Sarkisian is sincere towards his people and he is not hiding the coffins of his fellow Armenians from his people. FYI Azerbaijan has a very high number of internet uses and in fact the one the highest number among all the former soviet republics. Even the most of mountainous and suburban regions of the country enjoy the benefits of fast internet. Therefore, we are not only limited to the info provided by the official Azerbaijani government sources, we also read the major international sources, opposition online news outlets and as well as some of the people also read Armenian sources.
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by: RD
June 08, 2012 20:02
Random Azerbaijan, you are an idiot. I am an Armenian myself and regardless who is killed and how many, whether Armenian or Azeri, I weep. I met the mothers of killed Armenian soldiers in Stepanakert in the ware museum. Despite the fact that the scars of war imposed upon them by Azerbaijan will remain with them forever, they have absolutely no wish to see any mother lose a son or dauther, whether Armenian or Azeri. So, stop being stupid and counting how many soldiers died on either side and who is lying about body count and start lobbying for the stop of hostilities. Only thing Armenians and Azeris should be pressuring their governments for is to resolve this conflict without further deaths. After all, neither Aliyev or Sarkissian care about the soldiers who are dying like the families of the soldiers.
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by: Still randon Azeri from: Aze
June 09, 2012 22:48
Not so random Armenian, you should keep you pathetic comments about Azeribaijanian casualties for yourself. If you genuinely care and weep for casualties from both sides indiscriminately, why are you bring up the differences in casualties by claiming that Azeri casualties are much bigger than what Aliyev admits. In fact, for someone who is sincerely feels for the mothers who lost their children, these wouldn`t matter. Unless by doing so you are trying to convince and soothe yourself that Azeris had more casualties. Well, it really doesn’t matter who had more lost. Hence, this skirmish is not a war. Our last battle is not the future. Look what Armenia has done to itself. You have a hostile regional power; Turkey right next door. Thanks to I Karabakh war you have a population of three times size of Armenia`s population looking for a chance to retaliate. Georgia will be always skeptical to Armenia for the fear of session in Chavaketia. (well they saw what happened in Qarabag) The lives of your mullah friends in Iran are also counted. A type of new Iran (which would happen sooner or later) would include self-autonomist Southern Azerbaijanian regions in Iran. In case. Iran ever gets invaded it would be just like Iraq with autonomist region. Armenia would end self autonomist Azerbaijanian regions of Iran in its southern border. Azerbaijanians would determine border protection just like the Kurds in Iraq. Therefore, I think Armenia should find the ways to get along with its neighbors. How long more would you want to live an environment like this. Majority of your diaspora have never lived in Armenia and have no experience living together with the people of the region. For them there is no difference between Azeris and Turkey Turks. They see everybody as Tatars. )) They don`t share the commons past of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Soviet Unions. They are not the ones who get hurt when the relations of Armenia gets jeopardize with its neighbors. They should keep their hands away from Armenia. Since none of them would move to Armenia from US even if we give away Qarabag tomorrow. Armenia needs to stop claiming sovereign lands of its neighbors and instead engage in trade and cooperation with its neighbors.

Next time spare me from your weep for Azeri casualties. Instead try to open up your eye look around yourself and think about where do the policies of your government is taking your people.
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by: RA from: Aze
June 10, 2012 01:02
By the way, my deepest condolences to all the mothers whose children were killed in Karabag recently. No parents should see their children die. I would also urge you to tell them to question those leaders of Armenia who send their children to protect the occupied foreign lands.
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by: Jason from: Motherland
June 10, 2012 20:25
Baku thugs, aka Aliyevs and Co, should stop creating war conditions to enrich themselves and old on to power and start caring for their own people. Azerbaijan is a doomed country with no future, what we see (wealth and opulence) is just a facade with a rotten core. Azerbaijan in less than 20 years will no longer exist the way we know it today.
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by: John Harduny from: Reston, VA, USA
June 06, 2012 17:49
Azerbaijani, Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh authorities should at last create a mechanism of preventing such incidents from occurring. This is a standing proposal of the Armenian side - to institute such a system with the help of OSCE - but it is conspicuously ignored by Azerbaijan, at its peril as we see. Azerbaijan should be held accountable for fueling these incidents, since it is the only party interested in the continuation of clashes.
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by: greg from: virginia
June 06, 2012 17:56
if you read the press releases, clinton is condemning the deaths of troops on both sides, as she should as an impartial mediator.
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by: Alex from: LA
June 06, 2012 22:00
So with that mentality 9/11 was our fault too. That a stupid way of politics. You always hold the aggressor accountable for their action.
Or Blame the Jew and Armenians for genocides of their people.
Ya people of the world lets do what Greg from Virginia said.
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by: Jason from: Motherland
June 06, 2012 22:51
When Mrs. clinton refuses to condemn the instigator of an act of violence which as a result soldiers and civilians of the other side are killed, means she has broken the impartiality and has taken a side.
Impartial Clinton should have condemned Baku's flagrant disregard of peaceful negotiations.
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by: greg from: virginia
June 07, 2012 14:00
not really following your ramble alex. what does 9/11 have to do with soldiers of two states fighting each other, dying in combat, then a mediating third party expressing regret for combat deaths on both sides? Remember, the US is supposed to be playing the role of a mediator, not an arbitrator, in this conflict. That is why Clinton issued the kind of statement she made.

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
June 06, 2012 16:53
Too bad the worthy citizens of the glorious nation of Beavus and Butthead don't know where Nakhichevan is. They're more likely to confuse it with Saskatchewan, if they even know that Canada borders Beavus and Butthead.

by: Jason from: Motherland
June 06, 2012 17:37
Clinton should condemn repeated Azeri attacks on Armenia and Artsakh. Azerbaijan's action can only lead to open warfare with catastrophic results. Catastrophe will visit Azerbaijan equally if not more than with Armenia.

by: Haykakan Konyak
June 07, 2012 22:03
This is all terribly sad.

by: Jack from: US
June 08, 2012 20:47
this round of bloodshed between Armenia and Azeristan started as soon as Hillary arrived in the region. Looks like whenever and wherever US government gets involved there is only bloodshed and hatred left as a result. Like in Bosnia, like in Kosovo, like in Lybia, like in Syria. US government is a criminal syndicate whose agenda is to incite Muslims to violence against Christians
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by: Jack from: US
June 08, 2012 20:57
And also Iraq, Afganistan, Japan, the Falklands and Haiti among those regions where the US was involved and bloodshed resulted

by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
June 09, 2012 03:18
Very strange why some gentlemen on the forum demand something from Clinton.
As far as I know Karabakh is an area of ​​interest of Mr. Putin, who has illegally usurped power in Russia.
So, gentlemen should require no statement from Mrs. Clinton but from Mr Putin whose interests the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh..
Putin is concerned that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh has not changed he is interested in general, that the situation was tense in the World especially in the Caucasus where historically there is a national hatred and ethnic issues.

The purpose of his is one:
with tension in the world to maintain high prices for oil and gas to stay in power.

Just remember that Putin has established Nazism and gangsterism in the Abkhazia and now abkhazs with the connivance of Moscow began to destroy the graves of the Georgians.

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