In remarks clearly intended to put pressure on Moscow in advanceof the Sochi meeting, Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev toldvisiting Russian Federation Council chairman Vladimir Shumeikothat Azerbaijan’s further membership in the CIS depends on howthe Karabakh conflict is settled, Interfax reported July 16. "IfArmenian aggression continues and Azerbaijan’s appeals are notheard, what use can we make of such a commonwealth?" Aliyevasked. .
Tajikistan Fighting Seen Exploding.