BAKU: Yerevan terms PACE resolution as Azerbaijan’s ultimatum

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Jan 27 2005

Yerevan terms PACE resolution as Azerbaijan’s ultimatum

The resolution on Upper Garabagh adopted by the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday has drawn
different feedbacks from the Armenian parliamentarians represented at
the Assembly.
Chairman of the Armenian parliament commission on foreign relations
Armian Rustamian said the PACE resolution includes all the
`dangerous’ provisions that Azerbaijanis can take advantage of in the
future. He expressed confidence that Azerbaijan has imposed an
ultimatum on Armenia and the international community. `Either the
Upper Garabagh conflict will be settled on Azerbaijan’s scenario or
official Baku will launch military action to liberate the occupied
lands,’ Rustamian said.
Head of the Armenian delegation at PACE Tigran Tarasian stated that
Armenia is satisfied with the PACE resolution. He highly assessed the
fact that certain parliament members bring up the issue of
self-determination of Upper Garabagh.
The resolution terms Armenia as an invader, while the leadership of
Upper Garabagh as separatist.*