Armenia will act resolutely if NK security is threatened – Sargsyan

Interfax, Russia
Dec 15 2012

Armenia will act resolutely if Nagorno-Karabakh’s security is
threatened – Sargsyan


Armenia favors a peaceful settlement of the conflict over
Nagorno-Karabakh but will act resolutely if its security is
threatened, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said.

“The problem of Karabakh should be resolved in an exclusively peaceful
way through negotiations. However, we are prepared to give a resolute
response to any threats to our security,” Sargsyan said on the 14th
extraordinary congress of the Republican Party, which he leads.

“Considering Azerbaijan’s destructive policy and the threat of the use
of force, guarantees of the Nagorno-Karabakh people’s security will be
increased in any possible way,” he said.

“The negotiations will be continued, but Azerbaijan’s refusal to
withdraw snipers from the contact line and to set up mechanisms to
investigate border incidents and its encouragement of xenophobia and
racism are not promoting confidence building measures and are heating
the situation in the entire region,” Sargsyan said.

Nagorno-Karabakh should be an equitable party in negotiations with
Azerbaijan, he said.

“The arrangement of efficient negotiations in a constructive
atmosphere will be possible if the conflicting parties ensure non-use
of force through international guarantees,” Sargsyan said.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a part of Europe, Sargsyan said. “We will make
more efforts to bolster Nagorno-Karabakh’s contacts with the
international community. We will combine our efforts to contribute to
the establishment and development of an independent and democratic
Nagorno-Karabakh,” he said.


From: Baghdasarian