ARMENIAN NATIONALISTS URGE GOVERNMENT TO UNITE KARABAKH WITH ARMENIA
1 Aug 06
Yerevan, 1 August: Armenia has actually resolved the Karabakh problem and should now declare Nagornyy Karabakh its province, Armen Avetisyan, leader of the Armenian Aryan Union, said during a news conference at the Pastark discussion club today.
As a result of hostilities in the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, it became possible to implement the decision of the Nagornyy Karabakh referendum to merge with Armenia, he said. However, in the course of the negotiations, several local politicians have been talking about compromises and the handover of territories to Azerbaijan. The handover of territories will allow Azerbaijan to shell and bomb the Armenian towns of Kapan or Goris, Avetisyan said. He also expressed his confidence that Azerbaijan will resume the hostilities at first opportunity as soon as it considers itself to be ready for this.
Commenting on the visit to the region by the US co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, Matthew Bryza, the leader of the union said that the visit was aimed at “finding out who in Armenia and Azerbaijan is ready for concessions. Those who are readier will be treated by the West graciously. It is not by chance that Bryza did not meet the opposition. If the authorities of either country refuse to make concessions, they will be replaced,” Avetisyan said.