Newsfeed

Microsoft representative rates cyber security level in Armenia as average

Iran's Ambassador to Baku says his country supports Karabakh conflict's settlement on basis of territorial integrity principle

David Babayan: Armenia should not be the first country to recognize the NKR

Expert: Karabakh conflict zone to experience even more escalation

Azerbaijani media: Russian arms supply to Azerbaijan continues

Karabakh conflict should be resolved locally, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva says

Baku: Recognition of Karabakh's independence will put an end to OSCE Minsk Group process

It becomes known who of Armenian lawmakers is victimized by blackmailers

Director of Analitik.am detained on suspicion of blackmailing

Garo Paylan says he has underwent violence because he is Armenian

Government of Armenia to discuss Bill recognizing independence of Nagorno Karabakh

The last breathe of bankrupt Nairit Plant: once chemical giant will remain without employees on July 1

Artsrun Hovhannisyan: Armenian armed forces constantly replenished with ultramodern weapons

Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesperson: Azerbaijani side is pulling more forces and military hardware to Line of Contact

On May 9, Veterans of the Great Patriotic War can travel by South Caucasus Railway electric train free of charge

Armenia Telephone Company (Beeline trademark) retains leadership among communication operators on the list of largest taxpayers of Armenia

Ex-head of Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia faces criminal charges

Three police officers face administrative fines for obstruction of journalists' activities

Kerry and Lavrov call for restoring a better sense of calm between sides in Karabakh conflict zone

Armenian Foreign Ministry suggesting its own scenario of Karabakh conflict settlement

VTB Bank (Armenia) among top 3 Armenian banks by amount of taxes paid in Q1 2016

Armenian Defense Ministry on possible provocations on May 9: One should be vigilant - the situation may escalate at any moment

In 2015 Anelik Bank increased personal time deposits by 16% amid 20% growth in retail lending

Aliyev gives an award to murderer of Armenian soldier Kyaram Sloyan

Ashotyan: Armenia pins no hopes on allies within CSTO

Yerevan: Baku is preparing ground for new military actions

Azerbaijani side pulling more forces and military hardware to its positions along Line of Contact: NKR Defense Army

Beeline Subscribers buying Micromax Bolt D320 smartphones to get a subscription to Smart 1500 tariff plan and 5GB internet

Commanders of volunteer platoons call on fresh forces to join them on frontline in Nagorno Karabakh

Serviceman Sargis Gasparyan died in Stepanakert on May 2 night

Zardusht Alizade: After Ukraine and Syria, Putin wants to play a peacekeeper’s role in Karabakh

Azerbaijani Armed Forces again shelling Armenian positions

Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army: Adversary will receive response for its actions

Two servicemen of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army die in conflict zone

Hrant Bagratyan stresses the need to expand the scale of dismissals in Armenian Defense Ministry system

Head of EU Delegation to Armenia: Both Armenians and Azerbaijanis should prepare for peace

Parliamentary forces of Armenia ready to sign "gentleman's agreement" on excluding pre-election bribes

Mammadyarov to Sargsyan: Conditions put forward for resumption of negotiations undermine peace process on settlement

Azerbaijani FM: Russia has offered a phased solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Zaruhi Postanjyan: Large-scale armed hostilities in Artsakh are yet to start

Regional

Oppositionist: Interests and viewpoints of Stepanakert do not necessarily coincide with those of Yerevan

  • by David Stepanyan

  • Wednesday, July 30, 22:10

The interests and viewpoints of Stepanakert do not necessarily coincide with those of Yerevan and in a number of cases they are absolutely different, Deputy Chairman of Heritage Party Armen Martirosyan told ArmInfo when commenting on the latest statement of Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan.    

To recall, during an online press conference NKR Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan officially claimed for the first time that even if Nagorno-Karabakh becomes a participant in the negotiations again, the Madrid Principles will be unacceptable to Stepanakert. "I do not think that if Artsakh becomes a party to the talks, the people or leadership of Artsakh will positively respond to the discussions around the principles", said Harutyunyan. When commenting on possible cession of the seven districts to Azerbaijan, the NKR Prime Minister said, "The liberated territories are Artsakh and there can be no other point of view".

"Artsakh has been against the Madrid Principles for a long time. Even the parliamentary factions of the NKR National Assembly made official statements on this. I think discrepancies between the residents of Karabakh and Armenia are possible at least because the first blows in the 1991-94 war were delivered on Karabakh. I am convinced the Armenians of Karabakh should decide what matters more to them in terms of security. Therefore, one cannot speak of a single viewpoint of Yerevan and Stepanakert", stressed the politician. 

He also emphasized that not everybody in Armenia agrees to the viewpoint of the authorities in the context of the country's foreign policy, in particular, the expediency of using the Madrid principles. He said that many times the Heritage party came forward against these principles, saying about the non-legitimateness of the Armenian authorities ready to agree to the Karabakh conflict settlement on the basis of the Madrid principles. "The latest presidential election 2013 were fully falsified and the people did not trust in their results. And the president  determines foreign policy in Armenia", -he said. 

The oppositionist recalled that the situation around Ukraine has demonstrated once again the true cost of the so-called international security guarantees. "In particular, 20 years ago in the Treaty on Kiev's joining the non-nuclear countries, Russia, the USA and the Great Britain in fact came forward as the guarantors of territorial integrity of Ukraine. And today we see how all of them fulfill their obligations. So, against such a background, the territories of Artsakh and its convenient geographical location are the best guarantees of its security", - Martirosyan concluded.

The OSCE Minsk Group (represented by Russian, U.S. and French Co-Chairs) has been engaged in the Karabakh peace process since 1992.  The Madrid Principles were suggested by the OSCE Minsk Group in 2007 and updated in 2009.

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