YEREVAN IS FOR FAST ARMISTICE AND RESUMPTION OF TALKS
14 July 06
Official Yerevan is worried about Israel’s offensive on Lebanon.
Vardan Oskanyan told news reporters July 14 that this question was
discussed with the foreign minister of Lebanon visiting Armenia on
July 13. The foreign minister of Lebanon was in Armenia when the
Israeli tanks crossed the border of his country. The minister was
to fly home late at night by a direct Yerevan-Beirut flight but the
Israeli forces bombed the airport of Beirut, and the minister had to
stay in Yerevan. He left Armenia only early in the morning of July
14 but not for home.
"Early in the morning he left for Vienna, then he must leave for Cairo,
where the meeting of the foreign ministers of the countries of the Arab
League will take place. Yesterday we discussed this question with the
minister rather long. It is highly concerning, and we condemn every
act of violence, be it taking hostages, use of force, especially that
this use of force is not adequate for the existing situation. Moreover,
when this force is used to destroy infrastructure, which takes a lot
of victims," says the foreign minister of Armenia.
Vardan Oskanyan assures that Armenia wants restraints in this region,
"because this is a fragile region." According to the foreign minister
of Armenia, official Yerevan is for a fast armistice and resumption
of talks as soon as possible.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress