Armenian authorities lack political will for Karabakh settlement – e

Armenian authorities lack political will for Karabakh settlement – ex-speaker

Mediamax news agency
12 May 04

Yerevan, 12 May: Armenian National Assembly ex-speaker, head of Armat
non-governmental [socio-political] organization, Babken Ararktsyan,
said that Armenian authorities lack political will necessary for the
settlement of the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict.

Speaking in the National Press Club (NPC) today, Babken Ararktsyan
said that “10 years of truce in the Karabakhi conflict zone is a big
achievement for all the confronting sides, but at present Azerbaijan
is the master of the situation and it does not stop talking about
the occupation of its territories in the part of Armenia,” Mediamax

The ex-speaker expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that “Armenian
authorities’ current policy has brought about a situation when the
Karabakhi conflict is being treated as a territorial quarrel between
Armenia and Azerbaijan, though the main thing here is the Nagornyy
Karabakh’s people self-determination.”

Babken Ararktsyan also said that today, Armenia’s positions in the
negotiating process are not very strong “as the legitimacy of the
country’s leadership is under doubt.”

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