CIS official arrival in Armenia not linked with opposition moves

ITAR-TASS News Agency
April 8, 2004 Thursday

CIS official arrival in Armenia not linked with opposition moves

By Tigran Liloyan


Nikolai Bordyuzha, the secretary-general of the Collective Security
Treaty Organisation, denied assertions that his arrival in Armenia is
linked with the fact that the local opposition stepped up its

Bordyuzha said in an exclusive interview to Tass upon his arrival
that the Collective Security Treaty Organisations is not going to
interfere in the events in Yerevan. “This will be decided by
political instruments, not by clashes,” Bordyuzha believes.

The opposition that became more active in the recent days urges the
Armenian authorities to fulfil the decision of the country’s
Constitutional Court, made last year, about a referendum on the vote
of confidence for the president. The opposition convenes a “national
rally” on Friday, wishing to compel the president to resign.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS