ARMENIA NEVER PREPARED PEOPLE FOR WAR – PRESIDENT
June 22, 2011
Council of Europe’s activities are very useful: we learn not to answer
by intolerance to intolerance, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said
on Wednesday answering questions of the PACE delegates in Strasbourg.
“For instance, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not been solved for
years. In my capacity as a defense minister I have been speaking about
resolution of the conflict by mutual concessions for 15 years. Have
you heard this from Azerbaijani officials? This is what I mean when
speaking of intolerance. I highly appreciate the statement made by
U.S., French and Russian Presidents in Deauville which indicates we
should prepare people for peace, not war. We have not been preparing
our people for war for 20 years,” he said.