16:13, June 23, 2011

In connection with the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents' meeting
to be held in Kazan, Russia, on 24 June 2011 upon the initiative of
the president of the Russian Federation, the Heritage Party hereby

1. We reject the efforts to present as negotiations the
Armenia-Azerbaijan format of meetings, which are held in the absence
of the legitimate authorities of the Mountainous Karabagh Republic
(MKR), or Artsakh, as well as the attempts to impose solutions as
their result. In addition, and while highly evaluating the mediators'
efforts, we consider the adopted path to be not solely at an impasse,
but also a process which poses new perils and leads to destabilization.

2. We assess the distortion of the format of negotiations, as a
product of Azerbaijani pressure, to be a policy of altering the
essence, history, and prospect for a just resolution of the Karabagh
conflict, as a result of which: a) contrary to irrefutable facts,
efforts are made in order to portray the aggressor Azerbaijan as
a victim, to compel respect for Soviet Azerbaijan's territorial
integrity-which no longer exists-and to recognize as "occupant" the
Armenian side which has defended itself against genocidal massacres,
a unilaterally unleashed and failed war of aggression, and continued
sabotage; b) by imposing unilateral concessions upon MKR, an attempt
is made toward violating its sovereignty and territorial integrity;
and c) by method of deeming MKR's establishment unlawful, an objective
is pursued toward carrying out what can never be achieved: MKR's
forcible annexation to Azerbaijan.

3. We regard the prospect of Armenia's endorsement of a document
which is designed under force or duress by Azerbaijan, and in MKR's
absence, as a criminal plot that is condemned to fail against MKR,
which has lawfully self-determined, decolonized, and established
itself and thus is worthy of international recognition.

4. We remind and caution the Armenian president who heads for Kazan

- any meeting held without the presence of the legitimate
representatives of MKR, or any document which is born from such a
meeting, is legally null and void;

- his commitment under oath is not to foreign leaders, as the Deauville
Statement implies, but rather before the entire Armenian nation;

- the respect and recognition of Artsakh's fundamental sovereignty
and territorial integrity is the constitutional duty of the Armenian
president, this truth cannot be a bargaining chip, and therefore MKR's
right to hold direct peace talks and to be recognized must be restored;

- the maintenance of the current format of the talks, or its toleration
hereafter, will mean a readiness not to recognize MKR's sovereignty
and integrity, de jure and de facto alike; and

- formal participation in this conspiracy will entail his effective
self-resignation from the homeland and his official duty and, in
the event of such unacceptable developments, he must be prepared to
legalize such resignation through the conduct of pre-term presidential

23 June 2011 Yerevan



Son of Ruling Party Official Appointed to Top Post

[2386.jpg] 15:02, June 23, 2011

Arman Sahakyan, the son of ruling Republican Party MP Galust Sahakyan,
has been appointed to head the State Property Management Department.

Announcing the appointment, RA Prime Minster Tigran Sargsyan noted
that despite Arman Sahakyan's young age, he is a capable functionary
with much government experience.

Galust Sahakyan is a member of the board of the Republican Party of
Armenia and often serves as the mouthpiece for the party.



Civic Group Accuses Republican Party of "Cultural Genocide"

[2382.jpg] 12:57, June 23, 2011

A civic group calling itself "We are the owners of this city" is
charging the ruling Republican Party with carrying out "cultural
genocide" in Yerevan.

The group points to the resumption of construction in Dragons'
Garden, a park in the Nor Nork section of Yerevan, despite court
rulings calling for a halt of all such activity pending a review.

The citizens' group says that a number of public spaces in Yerevan
are being destroyed due to the neglect and lack of concern by the
appropriate government agencies.

It also criticizes the recently reappointed Yerevan Chief Architect
for pushing through senseless projects like the building of a tower
in the courtyard of the Government Building in Republic Square.



Graduate Wants to Debate Dean of Universite Francaise

[2383.jpg] 13:20, June 23, 2011

Socrat Mkhitaryan, a graduate of the Universite Francaise in Armenia,
has invited the school's dean, Mr. Navoyan, to a public debate on
the issues the former student claims are troubling the school.

Mr. Mkhitaryan says the university faces a variety of systematic
problems that include the lack of a concise business model and
deficiencies in management.