Sunday, November 18, 2012

Azerbaijani students confront Levon Marashlian's unscholarly hoopla at UC Irvine

IRVINE, CA - On November 15, 2012, the Armenian Studies program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) hosted Levon Marashlian, professor of History at Glendale Community College, for a presentation titled "The Karabakh Conflict From Ceasefire to Safarov: Analysis Via Television NewsCoverage: 1990s to 2012”.  The moderator of the event was Touraj Daryaee, professor of Persian Studies at UC Irvine, who recently wrote an article denying Azerbaijani national identity. Daryaee is also one of the contributors to UCI Armenian Studies program. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Azerbaijani-Americans congratulate President Obama on his re-election

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES - Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC) and Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) congratulate President Barack Obama on the occasion of his confident re-election victory on November 6, 2012. We also commend Governor Mitt Romney for a well-organized campaign and wish him success in his future endeavors.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Azerbaijani Student Association established at the University of California

Sample imageIRVINE, CALIF. - AAC and ASA welcome the official registration of the Azerbaijani Student Association at the University of California Irvine (AzSA@UCI) on October 23, 2012. 

AzSA@UCI is the first registered Azerbaijani student association on the U.S. West Coast and within the University of California (UC) system. Over the coming year, AzSA@UCI will organize educational and social activities aimed at raising awareness of Azerbaijan and its rich historical and cultural heritage on campus. The organization plans on expanding to other UC campuses as well.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ASA celebrates its 55th anniversary at the famous U.S. landmark

NEW YORK - On October 18, 2012, in celebration of its 55th anniversary and the 21st anniversary of Azerbaijani Independence Day, Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) organized a reception at the landmark Empire State Building in New York. The nearly 100 attendees at the reception included high-ranking diplomats from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, representatives from various New York-based governmental, non-governmental and business organizations, CBS News and other media groups, Azerbaijani, Turkish and Jewish communities, students from Columbia and New York Universities.

Friday, October 5, 2012

PRNewswire: Armenia Has Lost The War

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following article is being released by Nasimi Aghayev, Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles:

The OSCE's Minsk Group, co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States, has been tasked for the last 20 years with mediating a resolution to the protracted conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Group's most recent attempt to broker a solution came on September 27 when the co-chairs met with the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers in New York.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

AAC officers attend Armenian Foreign Minister's speech at LAWAC

LOS ANGELES - On September 24, 2012, several AAC officers attended the presentation by the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC). In his speech, Mr. Nalbandian talked about the ongoing status of negotiations for the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 

During the subsequent Q&A session, an AAC officer noted that Armenia has  been neglecting the UN Security Council Resolutions regarding the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict for nearly 20 years. He questioned when Armenia will fulfill those obligations, ceasing the occupation of Azerbaijani territories and allowing for the return of over 800,000 displaced Azerbaijanis to their homes. AAC officer also asked whether the so-called "people of Karabakh" that Mr. Nalbandian has oft-referred to in his speech included Azerbaijanis, who prior to the conflict comprised third of Nagorno-Karabakh region's population. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Congressman Rohrabacher introduces resolution supporting the rights of Azeris in Iran

“The Azeri people have an innate right to choose their own political structure and to choose their country,” said Rohrabacher. “It is not up to bureaucrats in Washington or the mullah dictatorship in Iran. The ethnic Azeri’s in Azerbaijan enjoy sovereignty and independence; there is no reason why the Azeri population in Iran should not be able to make that same choice. This principle holds true for all the people who live in Iran.”