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Armenia Cites 'Intensified Subversive Activities' Of Azerbaijan

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (file photo)

Armenia's foreign minister has complained to international mediators of what he termed "intensified subversive activities" by Azerbaijan.

Eduard Nalbandian met with Russian, French, and U.S. representatives of the OSCE Minsk Group, which is trying to mediate a settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly ethnic Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan.

Nalbandian highlighted what he called the increasingly "militaristic rhetoric" of Baku, as well as what he said were numerous violations of the cease-fire regime along the border with Armenia.

Last week, authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh said a group of Azerbaijanis had been arrested in the region on suspicion of espionage and subversive activities.

The unrecognized republic’s police force said the group members had killed one military serviceman and severely wounded a civilian.

Another Karabakh teenager, it said, had been kidnapped and then brutally murdered by the alleged Azerbaijani saboteurs.