MANOYAN: RULING ON KOSOVO IS A GOOD OCCASION FOR ARMENIA
July 28 2010
The International Court of Justice ruling on Kosovo is another
opportunity for Armenia to stress that recognition of Artsakh
independence does not contradict international law, neither it
contradicts USSR laws. ARF Political Director Giro Manoyan told a
The speaker noted that the court does not say that it recognizes Kosovo
independence only. “Therefore confirmation of Kosovo independence
does not contradict international law. The court merely established
the fact that most declarations of independence were one-sided,
and international law does not hinder one-sided declaration of
independence,” Manoyan stressed.
According to him, it is very important that we remind international
political circles that Artsakh declared independence after it had
already got independent from the Soviet Azerbaijan, due to the
discrimination policy of the latter.
Mr. Manoyan added that Armenia should be the first to recognize
Artsakh independence if only negotiations reach a deadlock.
From: A. Papazian