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Azerbaijan Warns Over Presidential Election In Nagorno-Karabakh Separatist Region

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry says it will declare all foreign citizens who travel to the Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh territory to observe a presidential poll in the breakaway region on July 19 to be personae non gratae.

Speaking to journalists in Baku on July 18, Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev said the staging of elections in the separatist region of Azerbaijan undermines the internationally-mediated negotiating process between Azerbaijan and Armenia aimed at settling the conflict.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been in conflict for around three decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, with a fragile cease-fire in place since 1994.

Last month, at least nine soldiers from both sides were reported killed in a series of incidents along the Azeri-Armenian border and the Nagorno-Karabakh border.

Based on reporting by Interfax and RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service
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by: Arsen from: outside of Armenia
July 18, 2012 23:28
Until Ilham Aliyev is in power we in Karabakh can sleep calmly, his dad made a deal with Armenians and he is keeping this deal. These warnings are there to pacify the Azeri public.
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by: Phil from: UK
July 19, 2012 11:38
Hi Arsen, could you elaborate on your claim regrading the "Aliyev - Armenian deal" please?

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by: Razo from: GE
July 22, 2012 09:51
Aliyev's father was born in Armenia, therefore, you would say he was Armenian. He knew that Karabakh justly belonged to the Armenians and Mr Stalin, Georgian and illitrate (he did not know how to read or write), had given those lands to Azeris to please them in return for other favors.

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