World Far right: the boss of the Zouaves Paris leaves to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenia Wants Iran's Help, Azerbaijan Says US, Russia, France Not Doing Enough to End Conflict
Armenia's ambassador to the U.S. told Newsweek "Iran has the capacity and could use its leverages to restrain Azerbaijan and urge Turkey not to add fuel to fire in Nagorno Karabakh," while Azerbaijan's envoy "appreciates every offer to help with reaching the much needed peace in our region."With no signs of Armenia and Azerbaijan's battle over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh abating, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif proposed in a call Friday with Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov the establishment of tripartite talks involving Iran, Russia and Turkey to help resolve the conflict.
Marc de Cacqueray-Valmenier, leader of the violent far-right group, says he has joined the Armenian ranks. His group had shown its support for the secessionist province on several occasions.
From words he has visibly taken action. The leader of the far-right group Zouaves Paris (ZVP), Marc de Cacqueray-Valmenier, let it be known on Instagram that he left to fight alongside the Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is in conflict with Azerbaijan. On their usual channels of communication, the Zouaves Paris had repeatedly announced their support for the separatist province, embedding it in a more global conflict against the Muslims. They believe that "the future of our continent and our civilization is at stake in Nagorno-Karabakh".
Iran Holds Air Defense War Games After Rise in Border Tensions, Arms Sale Ban Lifted
Iran's conventional military and the elite Revolutionary Guard began the Guardians of the Sky Velayat-99 exercise as Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions spilled over the border and a decades-long U.N. arms embargo expired.The drills came as the neighboring Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict occasionally spills over Iran's northwestern border, giving Iran an opportunity to flex its military muscle through impressive displays of firepower.
To illustrate his commitment, Marc de Cacqueray released a photo of himself in uniform with an assault rifle in his hands that could be a Kalashnikov. On his bust, two patches: an Armenian flag and a totenkopf, the skull used by some SS units. The visual is captioned "Direction: the front". He has also made known his desire to create "a brigade of foreign volunteers" in collaboration with the local authorities. In the meantime, he urges his comrades not to go there, at the risk of being turned back at the border.Fascist claimed
The offer to go to fight in Azerbaijan has a long tradition of the radical far right. In the 1970s, several dozen activists from the movement left to fight in Lebanon in the ranks of the Christian Phalanges. They would later be found alongside the Karen in Burma or in the ranks of Unita in Angola. More recently, it was the conflict in Ukraine that drew French nationalist and supremacist fighters to both sides of the front line. Marc de Cacqueray confirmed to Libé that he visited Ukraine last winter while the Zouaves Paris have more than once shown their support and admiration for the neo-Nazis of the Azov regiment.
Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri ministers over Nagorno-Karabakh
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes ‘right path forward’ can be found as fighting intensifies.But hours before talks were due to start in Washington, DC, Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces clashed again in the fight over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
At Liberation, who met him in 2019, Marc de Cacqueray-Valmenier bluntly said "to be a fascist". But this label refuted for his group, the Zouaves Paris, the spearhead of far-right violence in the capital. A small group dedicated to "holding the street", he also told us. Ratonnades, participation in the riots of the first acts of yellow vests, attack by the NPA in processions in yellow, assault on a journalist in a children's march, clashes with antifas (including recently the attack on their emblematic bar with sleeves de pioche)… Apart from two anecdotal tracts, the Zouaves Paris only engage in politics with their fists in the most plural tradition of the GUD, which they claim to be. They thus attract the most violent activists from various extreme right-wing groups in Paris (including Generation Identity) and are linked to the entire movement. First for the fight.
Azerbaijan vows fight ‘to the end’ as Nagorno-Karabakh war rages .
Ilham Aliyev says country ready to exhaust all means to retake territory under ethnic Armenians’ control if talks fail.Aliyev, speaking during a meeting on Sunday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, also said Armenia had “no basis” to request Russian military assistance in the conflict.