Regnum, Russia
June 30 2006

Nagorno Karabakh Defense Minister: `No one wants a war'


Presidents should resume the negotiation process and find the issue's
peaceful settlement, Nagorno Karabakh republic (NKR) Defense Minister
Seyran Ohanyan stated while talking to journalists.

In his words, the issue cannot be resolved by force, REGNUM reports.
`No one wants a war, especially servicemen,' stated Seyran Ohanyan.
He alleged that the meetings held between the two countries'
Presidents showed that the Azerbaijani party did not wish to conduct
talks.

Touching upon AR Minister of Defense Safar Abiyev's statement,
according to which `Armenians fear war', Seyran Ohanyan stated,
`Armenians do not fear war, and, beginning with 1988 up to today, our
defense makes us absolutely sure of ourselves'. He remarked Baku's
belligerent statements are oriented exclusively towards inner
consumer.