SERZH SARGSYAN'S "AGHDAM"
Hayk Aramyan

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Published: 14:02:58 - 29/06/2012

Addressing the EPP summit in Brussels, Serzh Sargsyan underlined
that there is no alternative to reasonable concessions in the peace
settlement of the Karabakh issue mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group.

It is not the first time Serzh Sargsyan dwelt on concessions.

Moreover, once, he stated that Aghdam is not our homeland.

Almost the entire political class of Armenia, the opposition
and government, build their attitude to the Karabakh issue on
"compromise". There are no other ideas or proposals. In Armenia,
compromise is considered a sign of a good political tone and wisdom
but the most important thing is sincere belief. Noting else could
be expected taking into account the quality of the class composed
of conformists, adventurers and political criminals servicing the
criminal-oligarchic system for a long time now.

Judging by leaks, the West is felt likely to accelerate some agreement
on the Karabakh issue to implement different projects in the region.

In the case of Armenia, a "small concession" is required, like the
European Union and U.S. officials hinted, in return for economic
and political projects. Besides, it was hinted to Serzh Sargsyan in
Brussels that they will give no money for the development of Armenia's
economy unless real reforms are carried out.

Nevertheless, the question if the West insists on "reasonable
concessions" in the Karabakh issue in its programs with Armenia is
still open. In case of radical domestic reforms in Armenia this demand
is doubtless. The Armenian government does not go beyond declarative
statements, makes no specific steps that would force the West to give
an "ultimatum".

In this sense, it is not ruled out that the "reasonable concession"
is just an attempt of the Armenian power to "compensate" for the lack
of reforms. More, it is not even ruled out that the Karabakh issue may
again become a key factor in home developments to keep the situation
under control ahead of the presidential elections.

But the times of "nimbleness" is past. Armenia needs domestic reform
or we will miss prospects of development being forced to carry out
"reasonable concessions". No one will invest in a country where the
authorities are ready to do whatever they can to strengthen their
foothold Serzh Sargsyan, addressing the EPP summit in Brussels,
underlined that the peace settlement of the Karabakh issue within the
OSCE Minsk Group based on reasonable concessions has no alternative.

It is not the first time Serzh Sargsyan is dwelling on concessions.

Moreover, once, he stated that Aghdam is not our homeland.

In general, almost the whole political class of Armenia, the opposition
and government, build their attitude towards the Karabakh issue on
"compromises". There are no other ideas or proposals. In Armenia, the
compromise is considered a sign of a good political tone and wisdom,
but the most important - it is sincere belief. Noting else could
be expected taking into account the quality of the class composed
of conformists, adventurers and political criminals, which has long
become a servant of the criminal-oligarchic system.

But the times for being "nimble" have ended. The home life of Armenia
needs to either reform or we will lose any development prospect being
forced to carry out "reasonable concessions". No one will invest in
a country where the authorities are ready to do everything they can
to strengthen the criminal-oligarchic positions.