Newsfeed

On April 24 Switzerland to be Represented at Ambassadorial Level in Yerevan

Historian: As many as 27,000 Armenian culture monuments demolished in Nakhijevan in 1998-2006

"Weapon" cooperation of Moscow and Baku is not the key factor in escalation in Karabakh conflict zone, expert says

Nevada declares April 19-26 as Days of Remembrance of Armenian Genocide

Vermont Legislature recognizes Armenian Genocide

Newspaper: Naryshkin 'demanded' Sargsyan to bring Tsarukyan back political field

Son of Armenia's second president intends to purchase BEST WESTERN Congress Hotel in Yerevan

Ambassador: Any contacts between GESPI and Government of Azerbaijan were not mediated by Brazilian Ministry of Defense

In response to the questions addressed to Geoteam

Kingpin "Yerrordmastsi Lyovik's" Wounded Friend in a Grave Condition S

Political Expert: Karabakh Conflict Zone Situation to Escalate

Mikayel Melkumyan: PAP Has no Need of Patrons

Moldavian parliamentarian: Armenia would lose not only Nagorny Karabakh, but for Kremlin's support

Head of Francophone Mission: Ankara's "Gallipoli Plan" Cannot Cast into the Shade April 24 Events

Views from Chisinau: Ukrainian crisis has questioned Moldova's neutrality

Special offer on Beeline Smart phone sales launch day

View from Kishinev: Moldova's Association with EU Not Settling Problems with Russia

Sources: Major General Vladimir Ustinov heads 102nd Russian military base in Armenia

Beeline Supports Young Performers of Classical Music

Ameriabank and SAS Group announce the launch of a co-branding card

On April 29 a Temporary Exhibition on the Armenian Genocide to be Launched in Paris

Leonid Slutsky: "I raised Armenian Cause even during my meetings with Ilham Aliyev"

Russian MP: Armenia is an important partner in Eurasian economic cooperation

Russian parliamentarian: Russian president holds control over Permyakov case

Russian parliamentarian: There is no need to apply regulations on restricted access to border areas to EEU citizens any more

Armenian MPs concerned about sale of Russian military hardware to Azerbaijan

Armenian and Russian parliamentarians adopt joint statement calling on world community to recognize Genocide of Armenians

Russian parliamentarian: "We welcome Gagik Tsarukyan's decision to leave political field"

Putin and Sargsyan to discuss Karabakh issue in Yerevan on April 24

NKR Defense Army: Armenian soldier killed on line contact

Founding Parliament movement holds a Yerevan-Gyumri car rally

UN Council on Human Rights Adopting Armenia's Resolution on Genocide Prevention

Turkish Deputy: Karabakh Conflict to be Settled within Azerbaijan's Territorial Integrity

Turkey Hoping the European Commission Will Not Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Seyran Ohanyan: Baku Responsible for the Possible Escalation of the Karabakh Conflict

Kiev Events Dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial

Sevak Sarukhanyan: Concerns about possible emergence of ISIS in Azerbaijan focus Tehran's attention on Baku

Ashot Manuicharyan: Armenian President's function is to answer "yes, sir!" and to go do it

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Wednesday, July 30, 16:17

 The Minsk Process has never been regarded as an instrument for settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, member of the Karabakh Committee, national security advisor of the first Armenian president Ashot Manucharyan said in an interview to ArmInfo, when asked to comment on the NKR Prime Minister's statement that the Madrid principles are not acceptable for Nagorno-Karabakh.  

He said that the Minsk Process is a tool that helps Europe, the United States and Russia to meet their purposes in the region. "Each of them has different purposes, so, the conflict will hardly be settled soon. The Armenian authorities have never believed that the Minsk Group can solve anything. They just hoped that it would help them to find common grounds with their neighbors as far as peace and prosperity are concerned. But even the authors of this process are not always able to keep things as they are as this region is one of the most sensitive spots on the globe," Manucharyan said.

Concerning the NKR Premier's statement that Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh must reunify, Manucharyan said that the Armenian nation has always regarded the Nagorno-Karabakh movement as a reunification process. "In the 1980s we had a chance to reunify as the Soviet Constitution said that if any republic wished to secede it was free to organize a referendum and to decide its future.  Nagorno-Karabakh held such a referendum but neither Baku nor Moscow recognized its results," Manucharyan said.

When asked if Nagorno-Karabakh's current position is closer to the position of the second Armenian President Robert Kocharyan than to the position of the incumbent one Serzh Sargsyan, Manucharyan said that all he knows is that Kocharyan once suggested giving Meghri to Azerbaijan. "Perhaps, he has changed his stance, I don't know. As regards the Madrid principles, anybody would accept them in Sargsyan's place as today the Armenian authorities are forced to comply with the policies of the great powers in the region," Manucharyan said.  

Earlier NKR Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan said that if Nagorno-Karabakh becomes a negotiating party again, it will reject the Madrid principles.  Concerning the possibility of giving Azerbaijan back the seven districts around Nagorno-Karabakh, he said that for the Armenians all of the liberated territories are Artsakh. He also said that Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh are a single state.

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields