ARMENIAN DEPUTY STEPAN SAFARYAN: "THE ONLY TOOL OF PRESSURE ON GEORGIA FOR RUSSIA MAY BE JAVAKHETI, AS WELL AS THE REGIONS, SETTLED BY AZERBAIJANIS"

Today.Az
http://www.today.az/n ews/politics/47340.html
Sept 2 2008
Azerbaijan

"Destabilization of the situation in Georgia is extremely undesirable
for Armenia", said secretary of the parliamentary faction of the
Heritage opposition party Stepan Safaryan, according to ArmInfo.

He said when necessary serious guarantees can be attained in
cooperation with Georgian powers regarding the resolution of existing
problems in the regions where Armenians are settled for them not to
worsen or turn into the subject of political speculations.

The deputy considers that today there is a threat of stimulation of
the Armenian side for a conflict with Georgia and public concerns
about taking advantage of the Javakheti region by a third country
are founded.

According to the Armenian deputy, by taking control over Abkhazia
and South Ossetia, Russia has fully exhausted the tools of influence
on Georgia.

"The only tool may be Javakheti, as well as the regions, settled by
Azerbaijanis. In the established situation, Armenia should be maximally
cautious about the developments in the regions of Georgia, settled
by Armenians, and take preventive measures", said Stepan Safaryan.