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Political scientist Arman Ayvazyan: "Armenia should bound Nagorno Karabakh conflict to the issue of "genocide"

23 April 2008 [16:25] - TODAY.AZ
Armenians should consider the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in direct connection with the issue of "genocide of Armenians".
The due announcement was made by Arman Ayvazyan, head of the center of strategic researches.

"The problem of Nagorno Karabakh emerged as a result of "genocide of Armenians". Turkey calls us aggressors, saying that we occupied Nagorno Karabakh. And by some unknown reasons we forget to answer that this is Turkey which occupied the western part of our territory and now helps Azerbaijan occupy our eastern lands as well", said Ayvazyan at a press conference.

He said "genocide of Armenians" should be considered not as a historical but as a modern problem.

"When resolution 106 was considered in the US congress, Turkey involved its US relations as well as inner problems, connected with Kurds to it. We should have raised the problem of Karabakh and our national security", said Ayvazyan.

On October 10 of 2007 the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Congress House of Representatives adopted resiolution No 106 with an appeal to fix the fact of "genocide of Armenians" in the external policy of the United States.

The said issue is expected to be discussed in the House of Representatives.

According to Ayvazyan the main ground may have become the lack of guarantees of national security of Armenia and threat to stability in the region.

"We should have explained to the Americans that adoption of resolution 206 would have encourages Turkey to recognition of "the genocide" which would imply establishment of more reliable and stable peace in the region", Ayvazyan noted.



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