ANC MEMBER DOESN'T EXPECT NEW WAR IN KARABAKH IN NEAR FUTURE

PanARMENIAN.Net
June 29, 2011 - 14:10 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian National Congress (ANC) foreign relations
committee member does not expect resumption of a war in Karabakh in
the months to come.

As Vladimir Karapetyan told a news conference in Yerevan, commenting
on the results of Kazan-hosted meeting and Baku's military rhetoric
at June 26 parade, his certainty is based on Azerbaijan's putting
emphasis on its prevalence in diplomatic front.

In reply to expert reports suggesting Kazan meeting proved the
inability of OSCE MG co-chairs to pressure the conflicting parties
into signing an agreement, Karapetryan noted, "a state guided by its
national interests is fully able to withstand external pressure."

The ANC member cited as an example Levon Ter-Petrossian's position
at 1996 summit in Lisbon, where the first Armenian president used
a veto right on the document on Karabakh conflict settlement which
didn't meet Armenia's expectations.