EACH OUTSIDE-THRUST PLAN OF NK CONFLICT SETTLEMENT IS VERY DANGEROUS - RUSSIAN DM
Author: R. Abdullayev

TREND Information, Azerbaijan
May 31 2006

Each plan of settlement thrust from the outside is not only
counter-productive, but also very dangerous, Trend quotes Sergey
Ivanov, Defense Minister and Vice Premier of Russia, commenting May
31 the totals of CIS Defense Ministers session.

"The final plan of settlement, first of all, shall be based on
agreement of the two parties, and in case such agreement is achieved
the warrant-countries will do their best to ensure meeting these
assumptions", - Ivanov said.

He said also Russia had several times opined on Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict. "Moscow greets peaceful political settlement of this
conflict. Alongside the US and France, Russia is a co-chair of OSCE
Minsk Group. I know OSCE Minsk Group is regularly talking to Azerbaijan
and Armenia on the matter", - Ivanov added.

"However, one should be followed with another, not the contrary. Some
people say, let Russia, US and France develop the model, thrust it
on the parties and execute it. It is not good", - The RF official said.

"I cannot estimate the progress or its absence, but consider it the
only right way", - Ivanov concluded.