KHAZAR IBRAHIM: ROBERT KOCHARIAN SHOWS HIS WISH AS REALITY

Azeri Press Agency
Feb 29 2008
Azerbaijan

Baku. Lachin Sultanova-APA. "Robert Kocharian's tenure expires and
he will not be the president of Armenia till autumn, or after that,"
taking a stance on Robert Kocharian's statement that the negotiations
on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be frozen,
spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim told APA.

Touching upon Armenian president's statements that Kosovo will set up
a precedent for Nagorno Karabakh Khazar Ibrahim said Kocharian shows
his wish as reality. He mentioned that the world community underlined
several times that the situation in Kosovo will by no means set up
a precedent for Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and these conflicts are
too different.

"Armenia should understand that they will only lose with these
speculations, because the realities are quite different. Armenian
leadership should understand once and for all that Nagorno Karabakh
can not have a status outside Azerbaijan. There is international law,
real situation and unanimous opinion of the international community.

The sooner Armenia's present and previous leadership understands
these realities, the more it will favor them," he said.