“Current Armenian government blames everyone, but themselves, Azerbaijan and Turkey.” -Aram Orbelyan
This is Day 11 of the complete blockade of Artsakh by Azerbaijan. More than 120 thousand people, including 30 thousand children, are under siege. Today we will dive deep into the UN Security Council process.
This interview is a continuation of the collaboration between Groong and 168 Hours aiming to bring you more English-language coverage on the developments of this very serious humanitarian crisis in progress.
Episode 190 | Recorded: December 23, 2022
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council met at Armenia’s request to discuss the situation in Artsakh. We heard a lot of statements from UNSC members bemoaning the crisis, demanding the reopening of the Lachin corridor, but what we didn’t hear was condemnation of Azerbaijan or resolutions by the UNSC demanding remediation.
Despite any resolutions and a clear condemnation of Azerbaijan, Armenian authorities seem to be very happy with the results - specifically about some statements that named Azerbaijan as the culprit.
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Aram Orbelyan is an international law specialist, who is an attorney and managing partner at Concern Dialog law firm, and PhD in Public international law. Mr. Orbelyan lectures at the Academy of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, and lectured public international law at French University of Armenia. Mr. Orbelyan was Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia between 2011 and 2014.
Hovik Manucharyan is an information security engineer who moved from Seattle to Armenia in 2022. He co-founded the ANN/Groong podcast in 2020 and has been a contributor to Groong News since the late 1990s.