Armenian opposition to table concept on Karabakh conflict settlement

Mediamax, Armenia
July 24 2009

Armenian opposition to table concept on Karabakh conflict settlement

Yerevan, 24 July: Refreshed "Madrid principles" are unacceptable for
both Yerevan and Stepanakert [Xankandi], Armenian former foreign
minister and representative of the opposition Armenian National
Congress (ANC), Aleksandr Arzumanyan, said in Yerevan today.

"By depriving it of legitimacy, the Armenian authorities have been
faced with pressure and concessions which are not in tandem with the
national interests of the country," Arzumanyan said.

He said that by describing the "Madrid document" as the achievement of
Armenian diplomacy, "Yerevan took a dangerous step" and "only Armenian
President Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation may salvage the situation".

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are mainly guided by the national
interests of their own countries in their proposals, and Karabakh
conflict is only a small change," Arzumanyan added.

Arzumanyan said that the ANC continues to discuss ways of the Karabakh
conflict settlement and the opposition will offer its own concept.

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