BAKU: Armenia considers it has suffered diplomatic failure on NK

AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Feb 2 2005

[February 02, 2005, 18:19:32]

Political forces of Armenia are concerned with the situation
developed around settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, and
consider that Armenia has suffered diplomatic failure. The question
is that actually all key forces interested in peace settlement of the
Nagorno-Karabakh problem, have declared necessity of solution of this
problem within the framework of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
In particular, it proves to be true also acceptance by PACE of the
resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh, and visiting by representatives of
OSCE of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, statements of the US Department
of State and the president of Iran Mohammad Khatami, and also
statements of the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

So, in his interview, the head of Democratic Party of Armenia, Member
of Parliamentary fraction “Justice”, the former adviser of the
president of Armenia on external questions Aram Sarkisian has said to
the Russian news agency “REGNUM” that the reason of such diplomatic
failure of Armenia is that Kocharian and Oskanian have underestimated
the President of Azerbaijan. `However, actually, Ilham Aliyev in
short time has developed and has carried out precise program on
creation of the whole coalition of reliable partners’, A. Sarkisian
has told. In his opinion, all statements of President Ilham Aliyev
for one million refugees and 20 percent of the occupied territories
have found the form of political line, which have received approval
of the international community. Armenia, Sarkisyan has noted, has
lost partners in the Karabakh problem and is in isolation. `And here,
even Russia will not support us, stresses Sarkisian, as Russia is a
pragmatic state which is starting with its interests’.

In opinion of the oppositionist, a way out is carrying out of
extraordinary presidential elections in Armenia and giving the
authority to hands of people, `allocated trust of people’.