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    Oskanian: Karabakh Subordination to Azerbaijan Ruled out

    29.04.2006 19:39 GMT+04:00

    /PanARMENIAN.Net/ `When it is time to reach an agreement on principles
    of settlement of the conflict, Nagorno Karabakh should take part in
    the talks without fail, as its fate is decided,' Armenian FM Vartan
    Oskanian stated at a meeting with the teaching staff and students of
    Artsakh State University within his two-day visit in NKR. `I cannot
    now state which status NK will have, however subordination to
    Azerbaijan is merely ruled out. NK has never been part of Azerbaijan,'
    he emphasized.

    The international situation does not allow recognizing the Nagorno
    Karabakh Republic yet, however the issue of recognition of the NKR is
    a political lever, which should be used at an apt moment, the Armenian
    FM remarked. Touching upon mutual concessions, Oskanian said, `Mutual
    compromises should be born during talks. Each of the parties has `a
    read line' that it cannot overstep. For the Armenian party it is the
    guarantee of NK security and uninterrupted land communication with
    Armenia,' the Armenian FM said. In his words, in any case settlement
    by force is not acceptable. `Although the probability of resumption
    of hostilities is low, we should be constantly ready to these. I am
    glad NK is ready to it. We work for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno
    Karabakh conflict, however if Azerbaijan wants to solve the issue by
    force, then, as stated by President Kocharian, Armenia will recognize
    NKR,' Oskanian noted. He emphasized that only after recognition of the
    NKR elimination of the consequences of the war can be the point,
    reports IA Regnum.