RESUMPTION OF KARABAKH WAR WILL BE DISASTROUS FOR REGION - EU SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE

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June 01, 2012 | 14:09

YEREVAN. - Belligerent rhetoric is impermissible under the conditions
of a complicated Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, stated Ambassador Philippe
Lefort, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the
Crisis in Georgia, during Friday's gathering at the Armenian capital
city Yerevan State University.

Ambassador Lefort stressed that bellicose statements are unacceptable
and the arms race must end.

"The EU is against any war. The resumption of military operations
will become a disaster for the region," he stressed.

Philippe Lefort recalled that the cease-fire violations and
Azerbaijan's provocations likewise are within the OSCE monitoring, and
that the conflicting parties have reached accordance on investigating
the incidents.

"Such incidents further inflame the fire," the Ambassador concluded,
and added that the EU is attempting to contribute to improving the
situation.

"What's important is the parties' awareness that it should no longer
continue in this way. It is impermissible to live under the constant
threat of a resumption of war," Philippe Lefort noted.


From: Baghdasarian