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  • United States and Armenia Cooperate to Strengthen Counter Nuclear Smuggling Capabilities

    Officials from the governments of the United States and Armenia met in Yerevan April 3-4, 2014, to discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation to counter nuclear smuggling. These discussions continued ongoing bilateral cooperation initiated in December 2007 to advance Armenia’s capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to nuclear and other radioactive material smuggling incidents. 

  • United States statement on Kessab

    “We are deeply troubled by recent fighting and violence that is endangering the Armenian community in Kessab, Syria, and has forced many to flee,” said State Department spokesperson Marie Harf during a press briefing on 28 March during the press briefing in Washington. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/03/224104.htm 

  • Women are Key to Peace and Security

    International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place -- but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability grow even more. 

  • U.S. and Armenia Mark Cooperative Efforts to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    The United States, the National Security Service (NSS) and Armenian Border Guard (ABG) held a ceremony on March 6 to mark the completion of a two-year cooperative effort aimed at reducing the threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) along Armenia's northern border with Georgia. 

  • Ambassador Heffern reading to children from Yerevan school 114
    Yes, Ambassadors do sometimes read fairy tales

    On March 4, Ambassador Heffern helped the Yerevan American Corner commemorate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday. He read some stories to children from Yerevan's secondary school #114. The children were asked if they know what an ambassador does. One child raised his hand and said "they read fairy tales". Yes, sometimes they do. 

  • U.S. Army trains Armenian Non Commissioned Officers

    The Warrant Officer School of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, under the auspices of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Defense, hosted the graduation of 46 privates and sergeants from a U.S. Army-led “Warrior Leader Course.” Non-Commissioned Officers from the Armenian Army, as well as the Peace Keeping Brigade, participated in the one-week course. 

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    Public Rallies Expected

    On Saturday March 1 sizeable rallies are expected in downtown Yerevan to commemorate the tragic events of March 1 2008 when 10 people were killed in post-election protests. We urge American citizens be aware of their surroundings and to exercise particular caution when near large crowds. 

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