Land around Karabakh not to be given back to Azerbaijan - Armenian party member

Mediamax news agency
16 Jun 05

Yerevan, 16 June: The Armenian Revolutionary Federation -
Dashnaktsutyun [ARFD] and the Armenian public have no intention of
giving back to Azerbaijan the territory around Nagornyy Karabakh taken
at the cost of numerous losses, a representative of the ARFD board,
Grant Markaryan, said at the National Press Club today.

He said that international mediators are putting pressure both
on Azerbaijan and Armenia. "They demand that Azerbaijan surrender
Nagornyy Karabakh and Lacin [District] to Armenia and Armenia return
the occupied territory to Azerbaijan," Markaryan said.

He pointed out that compromises can only be made at the negotiating
table, stressing that it is unacceptable for Armenian society to have
a complex of a losing side.

The fact that the negotiations are held between Armenia and Azerbaijan
on settling the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict can be explained as Baku's
recognition of Nagornyy Karabakh as part of Armenia, he said.