It may take years to move from principles to a peace treaty, Alexander
Iskandaryan says

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28.06.2010 18:48

Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan considers
that the statement of the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs
countries includes nothing new. `It actually reiterates what had been
declared earlier,' he said in an interview with `Radiolur.'

`However, this times the presidents of the co-chair countries have
made clear the framework of principles they propose to the parties
without labeling them as Madrid Principles or updated Madrid
Principles. Sure, this does not mean that the proposals are realistic
or realizable,' Alexander Iskandaryan said.

`This is not a document or a treaty. It's just a rather fragile
framework of principles,' the analyst says, adding that proclamation
of principles and signing of a treaty are two completely different
issues.

`It may take years to move from principles to a peace treaty.
Agreement on basic principles does not mean agreement on everything.
There are a number of issues to be clarified for the agreement on
these principles to grow into a concrete treaty,' he said.




From: A. Papazian