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The international community fully understands Yerevan's stance on the Karabakh peace process, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said in Parliament when replying to Head of Heritage Faction Rouben Hakobyan's question. The latter asked the minister about the expediency of taking decisive steps for Armenia's recognition of independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic amidst the abrupt response of the international community to the Azeri murder Ramil Safarov's extradition and pardoning.
Hakobyan thinks that such step of Yerevan would provide Armenia with immunity in the Karabakh peace process and expand the NKR's capacities in the talks. Nalbandian, in turn, said that the international community's consolidated position on this issue is the result of the competent and balanced foreign policy of Armenia's leadership. As regards the recognition of the NKR, Nalbandian said that it is inexpedient at the moment and may hinder the fair resolution of the problem. "Armenia will continue taking all measures on the conflict settlement, exercise of the Artsakh people's right to self-determination and international recognition of the NKR's independence. This is the basis of our talks", he said.