Armenian foreign minister rules out Karabakh talks from scratch
31 Mar 04
Armenia will never agree to start the Karabakh negotiations from
scratch because the solution to this issue is the prerogative of
Nagornyy Karabakh itself, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan
has told Arminfo.
The minister also welcomed the suggestion of US Deputy Secretary of
State Richard Armitage to resume the talks in the near future.
According to the minister, the Azerbaijani side’s refusal to attend
the Prague meeting, which was scheduled for 29 March, testifies to the
fact that Baku is confused and is “biding its time” to decide what to
As for Armenia’s stance, Oskanyan said Yerevan was ready to resume the
talks at any time.