IF ARMENIA RECOGNIZES THE INDEPENDENCE OF ARTSAKH TODAY, IT WILL HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH GREAT STATES,- BAKOUR KARAPETIAN SAYS

Noyan Tapan
http://www.nt.am/news.php?shownews=116941
Se p 2, 2008

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2, NOYAN TAPAN. "Though we gained a victory in
Artsakh war, we failed to gain the maximum in that war," announced
Bakour Karapetian, writer, publicist, president of the Shoushi Fund
at the press conference dedicated to the 17th anniversary of the
independence of the NKR.

In his words, winning a war is half the job, everything should be done
so that the independence of Artsakh will be recognized by the world.

Answering the question about what position Armenia should have in the
issue of recognition of Artsakh, the publicist noted that Armenia de
facto recognizes that independence of Artsakh, but if this is done de
jure, then Armenia will have rather serious problems not only with
Azerbaijan and Turkey but also with great states. "At present this
recognition is dangerous. We are united, and the recognition is a
matter of the future," Bakour Karapetian said, adding that Armenia
should display prudence in that issue.

B. Karapetian mentioned that today Artsakh is a really democratic
state with all infrastructures.