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Armenia: Resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh best way ‘to limit outside influence’ - Bolton01:51

Armenia: Resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh best way ‘to limit outside influence’ - Bolton

Armenia, Yerevan
October 25, 2018 at 15:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

US National Security Advisor John Bolton visited the Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday, holding talks with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's among others officials.

In a press conference, Bolton said that if Pashinyan wins the upcoming parliamentary elections by a landslide, he will have a strong mandate to try and solve the long-lasting Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"From Armenia's point of view, the surest way to reduce excessive outside influence in Armenia is to reach a resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh," Bolton added.

The conflict dates back to 1988, when the region, a predominantly Armenian mountainous region that was part of Azerbaijan, broke away from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. It declared independence in 1991, triggering a full-scale war which ended only after Russia brokered a ceasefire between the two countries in 1994.

Armenia: Resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh best way ‘to limit outside influence’ - Bolton01:51
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US National Security Advisor John Bolton visited the Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday, holding talks with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's among others officials.

In a press conference, Bolton said that if Pashinyan wins the upcoming parliamentary elections by a landslide, he will have a strong mandate to try and solve the long-lasting Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"From Armenia's point of view, the surest way to reduce excessive outside influence in Armenia is to reach a resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh," Bolton added.

The conflict dates back to 1988, when the region, a predominantly Armenian mountainous region that was part of Azerbaijan, broke away from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. It declared independence in 1991, triggering a full-scale war which ended only after Russia brokered a ceasefire between the two countries in 1994.

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