SARGIS HATSPANIAN ASSERTS THAT THE OTHER DAY HE SAW MILITARY MAPS OF RETURNING LIBERATED TERRITORIES

Noyan Tapan
Oct 31, 2008

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 31, NOYAN TAPAN. There are three variants of Nagorno
Karabakh settlement the strongest powers of the world want to make
Armenia sign. Former freedom-fighter, French Armenian Sargis Hatspanian
stated in his interview to the Haykakan Zhamanak daily. According
to him, one of those variants is the Russian one to be discussed at
a meeting between Presidents of RA and Azerbaijan to take place on
November 2 in Moscow, the second is the variant of the United States,
which is an alternative to the Russian variant, and the third is the
compromise variant proposed on behalf of France.

S. Hatspanian also said that the other day he met with a number of
officials of higher officer staff of the RA Armed Forces and saw
military maps of ceding the liberated territories around Nagorno
Karabakh. "Now they have driven us into a corner and make us accept
(the proposed variants).

Otherwise they will totally blockade us and will starve
Armenia. Therefore, a genocide indeed awaits us, about which the
National Security Service head has already made a statement,"
S. Hatspanian said.

It should be mentioned that according to the Haykakan Zhamanak, in his
interview to the Jane's Intelligence Digest American periodical Gorik
Hakobian, the Director of the RA National Security Service, stated:
"We are concerned with the possibility of recurrence of the Armenian
Genocide, as Azerbaijan is intensively militarized, and our neighbors
periodically spread statements on their plans to take back Karabakh
by a war."