Armenian opposition party says authorities’ Karabakh policy “failure

Armenian opposition party says authorities’ Karabakh policy “failure”

8 Feb 05

Yerevan, 8 February: The president and three coalition parties, who
have seized power in the country, are responsible for the unfavourable
for the Armenian side turn in the settlement of the Nagornyy Karabakh
conflict, the Democratic Armenia Party said in a statement today.

The PACE [Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe]
resolution on Nagornyy Karabakh, the statement made by its author
David Atkinson which denied the right of the Nagornyy Karabakh people
to self-determination, the formation and visit of an OSCE mission
to the “occupied territories” point to the failure of the Armenian
authorities’ foreign policy, the statement said.

“The Armenian people have to make a choice – either democracy in the
name of Karabakh and regional security or dictatorship masked by the
Karabakh idea which may result precisely in the loss of Karabakh,”
the statement said. The authors of the statement believe that the only
way out of the current crisis is to change the quality and content
of social life.