ICG REPORT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH FAILURE OF ARMENIAN DIPLOMACY, HERITAGE REP SAYS

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Feb 11 2011
Armenia

The report of the International Crisis Group on Nagorno-Karabakh is
at least strange, MP from "Heritage" party Larisa Alaverdyan told
Armenian News-NEWS.am.

According to her, the report indicates the failure of Armenia's
passive and antinational diplomacy. "Yerevan should realize the world
community takes silence as a sign of agreement. It is time to refuse
such tactics," she stressed.

International Crisis Group issued a report "Armenia and Azerbaijan:
Preventing War". on the current status of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The document criticizes the Armenian side, which allegedly occupied
16% of Azerbaijan's territory.

According to the authors of the document, the status-quo in the
Karabakh conflict zone is against the interests of the Azerbaijani
side. "Armenia should stop sending regular army conscripts to serve
in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia and the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh
authorities should cease supporting activities that make the status
quo more intolerable for Azerbaijan and thus use of force seem a
more attractive option for its leaders and public, such as settling
Armenians in occupied Azerbaijani territories, renaming previously
Azerbaijani majority towns and undertaking unilateral archaeological
excavations," the document says.




From: A. Papazian