Parliament Forces Renew Calls for Dialogue with Opposition


YEREVAN, APRIL 15, ARMENPRESS: Representatives of some
parliament-represented forces renewed today their calls for a dialogue
withopposition. Speaking at a briefing Rafik Petrosian from the
independent People’s Deputy group said the dialogue is the only way of
a political solution of the created tense situation. “Both sides
should make an endeavor to ease and then resolve their confrontation
only through political means,” but added that even if the dialogue is
not possible at this moment, the opposition must give up its
revolutionary calls, as the history shows that revolutions lead
eventually to destruction.

Rafik Petrosian then defended the authorities counteractions, which
he said were aimed to restore law and stave off new breaches of public
order. He also claimed that the April 13 events showed that the great
majority of Armenians are against revolutionary calls.

Stepan Demirchian of the opposition Ardarutyun (Justice alliance)
argued that the dialogue is possible only after individuals, who he
said, committed crimes and violated laws during the opposition rally
are held responsible.

Gurgen Arsenian, the head of United Labor Party faction denounced
the coalition members for disrupting the regular sessions of the
parliament forthree running days, describing at the same time the
current situation as “poaching,” regretting that his parliament
fellows are involved in it.

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