October 31, 2013 | 12:32

YEREVAN. - Armenia's Permanent Representative to United Nations (UN),
Ambassador Garen Nazarian, on Wednesday delivered an address within
the framework of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, in New
York City.

Nazarian noted that regional confidence-building measures are an
important component of international peace and the establishment and
maintenance of security, informs the Armenian MFA press service.

In this context, the ambassador reflected on Azerbaijan's ongoing
threats against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, this country's increasing
military spending, resultant arms race, and its provocations on
the border.

The Armenian diplomat stated that Azerbaijan refuses the fundamental
precepts, which the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have proposed
toward a pacific settlement to the Karabakh conflict, and also the
confidence-building measures.

Garen Nazarian stressed that the use of force cannot lead to the
solution of key issues, and there is no alternative to resolving the
conflict by way of talks.

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