ARMENIAN DEFENSE MINISTER: "NAGORNO KARABAKH ISSUE HAS ALREADY BEEN SETTLED BY FORCE"
July 29 2008
Armenian Defense Minister announced that Nagorno Karabakh issue should
be settled diplomatically.
"Campaign on bellicose rhetorics in Azerbaijan and distortion of
historical facts started in the 1980s. Azerbaijan has once used the
armed way of the conflict resolution. Nagorno Karabakh issue has
been settled by force and now it should be brought to its logical
end by diplomatic ways", noted Seyran Ohanyan at a meeting with the
audience of the summer school of Ararat Strategic Research Center,
according to Armenia’s public television.
Ohanyan also noted that one of the directions for overcoming the
problems, facing Armenia, is national solidarity. According to the
Ministry, in the moment of threats, Armenian people demonstrate unity,
but uses peace time not effectively to prepare for future threats.
"In conditions of growing threat, there is no alternative to
unity. Turkey keeps a whole army on the Armenian border. Baku voices
bellicose statements at times and distorts the historical facts",
concluded the Armenian Defense Minister.