Armenia will Deliver ‘Disproportionate’ Blow, Says Sarkisian

An Armenian soldier at the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan

YEREVAN—President Serzh Sarkisian told the Wall Street Journal that Armenia will deliver a disproportionate blow if Azerbaijan engages in armed combat over the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

In an article that was published Friday, Sarkisian tell the WSJ’s Joe Parkinson that Armenia would continue to push for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

“Unfortunately, I believe Azerbaijan is waiting for an occasion to start a conflict,” Sarkisian told the Wall Street Journal Thursday. “I am confident such a mistake would harm the people of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia but that most harm would come to the people of Azerbaijan….We won’t stand aside when the population of Nagorno-Karabakh is going to be destroyed.”

“What is the reason for establishing such a xenophobic atmosphere and hatred against Armenians in Azerbaijan?” Sarkisian said. “It is easier to create such an atmosphere, to encourage hate speech, rather than deal with the consequences of that atmosphere and turn the tide back.”

Read the entire Wall Street Journal article and watch Parkinson’s interview with Sarkisian.

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  1. Pingback: “¿Cuál es la razón de la creación de tal ambiente xenófobo y de odio contra los armenios en Azerbaiyán?”, Dijo Sarkisian. “ | Rey de reyes -Tigran el grande

  2. Stefan said:

    The Aliyev mafia clan is stashing billions away in UAE, Turkey & Europe, while over 2.5M of them live in poverty, so it makses good stragtegic propganda to blame their ills on the ” evil Armenians”.

    For Gods sake, in which sane nation do they honor an axe murderer as a national hero?

    I know its Azerbajian, where they spent One Billion US to host Eurovision, and in those precious few days of a global audiance they tried to portary Azerbaijian as a nation of Culture, nation of music, nation of poets.. Well they can add another one A Nation that calls an AXE Murderer HERO.

  3. HaikakanArtsakh said:

    We will chase these cowardly b*stards to their rat holes and then confiscate some latest model Israeli built armnaments.

  4. Alex Postallian said:

    Do I get it ?–azerbaturk threatens Armenia,and now wants big brother,turkey jerky,to help them in the assault.two yellow dogs pouncing on a kitten,thats the turkey jerkys style,they been doing that for years.The gutless neighbors have been spectators.Without the oil money,they would go back to the sewer status,and again they still happen to be.

  5. bayrakiniyakan said:

    Ամեն ինչ , որ առնչվում է հայկական և հայություն հասկացողությունների հետ, կապված է Հայրենի հողի հետ, որի համար հազարամյակներով զոհվել ենք, պայքարել, արյուն թափել… Արցախյան պատերազմի մեր հերոսները, ովքեր գերվեցին կամ նահատակվեցին…ինչի՞ համար… Հողն ազատագրված է, վրան հայ մարդ, ընտանիք պիտի ապրի…Հողը կսիրի քեզ, երբ դու՛ իրեն կսիրես: Հողը քրտինքով և արյունով են պահում, որպեսզի այն էլ քեզ պահպանի:

  6. PAUL BARDIZBANIAN said:

    ARM YOURSELF ARMENIANS. POLITICS ARE STRENGTH. ARMS ARE STRONGER. FIGHT OR FLIGHT..GET OUT OF TOWN..GET THE MESSAGE .. HELLO–ANYBODY HOME? SEND IN THE KARDASHIANS? ZERO OPTIONS..LOOKS BAD – FEELS BAD — MUST BE ANOTHER ”DEPORTATION
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