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Armenia PM takes swipe at Russia as first civilians leave breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh

By Radina Gigova, Martin Goillandeau and Hafsa Khalil, CNN (CNN) — Armenia’s prime minister has called his country’s security relationships “ineffective,” in a swipe at Russia after Azerbaijan claimed the breakaway province of Nagorno-Karabakh following a swift military campaign. Armenia is part of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), a Russian-dominated group of six post-Soviet

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 19.

Iran’s president defends uranium enrichment after Europeans ‘trampled on their commitments’

By Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN (CNN) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has defended his country’s enrichment of uranium to near weapons-grade levels, claiming it was a response to European states not living up to their end of the 2015 nuclear agreement. “In the beginning, we were not seeking 60% levels of enrichment. They (European states) trampled

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Ethnic Armenians to leave Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan victory, local official says

By Alex Stambaugh, Josh Pennington, Heather Chen and Hafsa Khalil, CNN (CNN) — The ethnic Armenian population in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region will leave for Armenia after Azerbaijan reclaimed the territory in a brief offensive, a local official says. “Our people do not want to live as part of Azerbaijan. Ninety-nine point nine percent prefer

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