ARMENIA MUST DEMAND CLINTON SPECIFY U.S. STANCE ON KARABAKH SETTLEMENT

PanARMENIAN.Net
June 1, 2012 - 16:38 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia must demand U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton specify the U.S. position on Nagorno Karabakh conflict
settlement during her visit to Yerevan, Armenian Cause Office
director said.

Commenting on the declaration adopted at NATO summit in Chicago, Kiro
Manoyan said, "We must clarify if the U.S. sees Karabakh resolution
based on the principle of self-determination of nations or in the
context of territorial integrity as conveyed in the resolution adopted
at NATO summit," he said,

Mr. Manoyan stressed the need for the U.S. to uphold commitment to
its statement issued in OSCE Minsk Group format.

The final declaration of the NATO summit comprised statements on
settlement of conflicts in the South Caucasus and Moldova, which ran
counter to the decisions on Karabakh resolution taken in the framework
of OSCE Minsk Group.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan refused to participate in the
meeting due to disagreement to the draft declaration.

Hillary Clinton will visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan on June
4-7 to discuss regional security, democracy, economic development
and counterterrorism.

In Armenia on June 4, the Secretary will meet with President Sargsyan
and other senior Armenian officials. She will also meet with Armenian
civil society leaders.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress