Armenia to give "proper response" if war threats become reality

Mediamax, Armenia
July 30 2009

Armenia to give "proper response" if war threats become reality –

Yerevan, 30 July: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated in Yerevan
today that if the authors of military menaces addressed to Armenia
decide to realize them, they will receive a proper response.

Mediamax reports that Serzh Sargsyan said this, speaking at the parade
of graduates of military educational establishments today, devoted to
the 15th anniversary of establishment of the Ministry of Defence’s
Military Institute [named] after [late Prime Minister] Vazgen

The president stated that "the Armenian Army will continue its holy
mission with pride, remaining the reliable defender of our state’s and
the people’s security, an irreplaceable and basic component of
regional security and stability".

"Today we are strong, stronger than ever, our Army is solid, modern
and capable of fulfilling any task. It has passed with honour the exam
of not only war, but peace as well, symbolizing the victorious spirit
of all Armenians," Serzh Sargsyan stated.

The president reminded those threatening Armenia with a war words from
the Bible: "For all they that take the sword shall perish with the

"The best sons of our nation, the generation of our fathers, my
generation prove the truth of these words. Let no one doubt that if
necessary, the same will happen today as well. From today on, each of
you is the sword of justice and retribution and the unbreakable shield
of Armenia and Artsakh [breakaway Azeri region of Nagornyy Karabakh],
facing which, any claims of the enemy will be smashed", Serzh Sargsyan
stated, addressing the graduates.