Not Nations' but Peoples' Right to Self-Determination: Kocharyan
Responds to Aliyev

10:32 - 15.05.10

`Azerbaijani President [Ilham Aliyev] should have known it far long
ago that according to the international law it is not the nations that
are being self-determined but rather the peoples,' Armenian Deputy
Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told Russian-language news agency
Regnum, commenting on Ilham Aliyev's recent statement that the
Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh cannot be self-determined.

`Otherwise according to the thesis as if the Turks and the Azerbaijani
are one nation which [Ilham] inherited from his father together with
the position of president, Azerbaijan cannot have independence,' said