The worst clashes since 2016 have raised the spectre of a new war between long-standing rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia, which have been locked for decades in a territorial dispute over the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have put themselves on a war footing after heavy clashes erupted over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Amid the rising tensions, the international community has reacted to Sunday’s fighting between the two archenemies.
Iran, Turkey, Russia, France and others react to the major flare-up in violence over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Each country has been reacting in its own specific way. What are the similarities and differences?
1.1 What was Iran’s reaction to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.2 What was Turkey’s reaction to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.3 What was France’s reaction to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.4 What was Russia’s reaction to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.5 What was the reaction of the European Union to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.6 What was Germany’s reaction to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
1.7 What was the reaction of the Vatican City to the new clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
2.1 Why, do you think, would Al Jazeera dedicate a whole article on how different countries in the world reacted to the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
2.2 Based on the reactions you have read in the article, which country/countries: a side in the conflict, take a neutral stance in the conflict, would like to take a leading role in peace talks?
2.3 Based on the reactions you have read in the article, which countries, do you think, hold economic ties with Armenia?
2.4 Based on the reactions you have read in the article, which countries, do you think, hold economic ties with Azerbaijan?
2.5 What do you see? Please summarize the video by mentioning its main principles.
2.6 Which of the fighting parties posted this video?
2.7 Name three reasons you can think of for this party to post this video on YouTube.
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