Nagorno-Karabakh’s Return To Azerbaijan Would Lead To War – Armenian


July 21 2009

The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh cannot be settled as long as the
government of self-proclaimed Nagorno- Karabakh remains outside the
talks, said Richard Kirakosian, director of the Armenian Strategic
and National Research Center.

"The Karabakh conflict cannot be settled in conditions of any kind of
pressure and as along as the government of Nagorno-Karabakh remains
outside the talks," Kirakosian said at a news conference on Monday.

"I am convinced, that any option leading to Karabakh’s return to
Azerbaijan will unfailingly lead to a war, and this is clear to the co-
chairmen of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s
Minsk Group," the analyst said.

Regarding the settlement of relations between Armenia and Turkey,
Kirakosian said, "Turkey has not yet made up its mind and does not
know what it wants. Armenia is ready."

"Turkey has underestimated Azerbaijan’s reaction and overestimated
its capabilities. The Turkish government is playing roles," he said.

But Kirakosian remarked that strong hopes are being pinned on the
settlement of Turkish-Armenian relations. A Bad finale in the Turkish
theater will not please Russia and the United States, he said.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandian said on Monday that the
chance of settling Armenian-Turkish relations has not yet been lost.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS