H. SAHAKYAN: "WORLD SHOULD CONDEMN SUMGAYIT EVENTS, AND LEAVE POPULISM TO POLITICIANS"

Panorama
Feb 28 2011
Armenia

In these days Armenian mass media have been widely covering Sumgayit
massacre of 1988-1990; experts and NGO representatives appear with
different initiatives aimed to condemn and recognize Sumgayit massacres
as Genocide.

Why doesn't the political majority of our country appear with a
similar condemning initiative?

"Maybe after this remark Republican Party will appear with an
initiative." Hovhannes Sahakyan, member of Republican Faction told
Panorama.am.

The Republican official said that young members of their party do
attend those processes, but to appear with some populist mission,
the Republicans think would be wrong done.

"If we adopt more subjective approach, maybe we'll get the mass
condemnation of those events and sanctions were applied against
Azerbaijan, since Sumgayit is a fact," official said.

"This issue has always been raised by us and discussed with our
initiative in PACE, UN and elsewhere," Deputy said.

"But we should think. Does the world need it? If we make only
statements and nothing else follows, then do they need it?" NA
Deputy said.




From: A. Papazian