VAHAN HOVHANNISYAN: 'AZERBAIJAN IS THE VICTIM OF THE DEMOCRACY IT FORMED'

ARMENPRESS
SEPTEMBER 28,2010
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS: Today, Azerbaijan is the victim
of the democracy it formed, according to Vahan Hovhannisyan, head
of the NA Armenian Revolutionary Federation faction. He said at
today's meeting with journalists that the Azerbaijani authorities
and opposition tend to compete with each other 'by performing as more
aggressive and uncompromising' about the Nagorno Karabakh issue. 'It
brought to the point that not only Azerbaijan, but also the whole
region fell into Azerbaijan's trap.

If today's Azerbaijan is really wise and demands settlement of the
issue via mutual concessions, the Azerbaijani society can 'remove'
the authorities. Therefore, before the elections Azerbaijan's
aggressiveness in the contact line and in rhetoric may flame up,'
Vahan Hovhannisyan said. He says there must not be any dispute at the
National Assembly before putting the issue of the NK recognition to
vote for that the bill is passed by 131 votes. If there is any dispute
about the issue, it should not be put to vote, Vahan Hovhannisyan said.

As to the prolonging of the agreement on location of Russian military
bases in Armenia, the speaker said he refers to it normally. It
is accepted in the international practice, when powerful states
become warrants of security and independence of small states, Vahan
Hovhannisyan noted. He added that US is the warrant of security of
a number of Eastern European states.




From: A. Papazian