RESUMPTION OF WAR IN KARABAKH WOULD BE "CATASTROPHE" - US ENVOY

ArmInfo News Agency (in Russian)
Aug 26 2008
Armenia

Yerevan, 26 August: A war cannot be a solution to the Nagornyy Karabakh
conflict, the US charge d'affaires in Armenia, Joseph Pennington, said
today. He was answering a question about the situation in the region
and the ongoing belligerent statements by the Azerbaijani leadership.

"A new war in the region would be a catastrophe. The USA is making
consistent efforts not to allow this. I think the Armenian and
Azerbaijani authorities realize that a war would be a catastrophe
and a military means is not a solution to the problem," he said.