STEINBERG DOESN'T BELIEVE RUSSIA'S INVOLVEMENT IN KARABAKH ISSUE PUSHED U.S. AND FRANCE TO BACKGROUND

PanARMENIAN.Net
February 25, 2011 - 16:47 AMT 12:47 GMT

U.S. does not believe Russia's activity in OSCE Minsk Group caused
the U.S. and Europe to lessen their involvement in Karabakh issue
settlement, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State stated on Armenian TV
channel.

As James Steinberg noted, there's no contradiction in the Minsk Group
activities, with every party making its own contribution. Russia's
efforts are welcome, he said, still, co-chairs have to come up with
a unified position during negotiations.

Mr. Steinberg expressed confidence over the possibility to settle
Karabakh issue through negotiations, characterizing Helsinki principles
as a way to stability for conflicting parties. As he noted, OSCE MG
efforts are directed to helping the sides to find a solution.




From: A. Papazian