Levon Ter-Petrossyan: The West has no time for Nagorno-Karabakh
ArmInfo. I have always said that the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process is
being delayed not so much because of the sides’ disagreements as
because this problem is not among the West’s priorities, the first
Armenian president, the leader of the opposition Levon Ter-Petrossyan
said during the 16th congress of the Armenian National Movement today.
The key priorities of the West are fight with global terrorism, the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran
and the global crisis. After the Russian-Georgian war it seemed that
the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would also become the West’s priority.
However, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and the global crisis have proved to
be much too heavy a burden for the West and today it has hardly time
left for Nagorno-Karabakh.
The West must admit that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not among
its priorities so that the conflicting parties could look for
alternatives. In 1920 the UK was brave enough to advise Armenia to no
longer rely on the West and to try to solve its problems by coming to
terms with its neighbors.
From: A. Papazian