ANCA Chairman Raises Dangers of Reckless Madrid Principles

ANCA Chairman Raffi Hamparian with Republic of Artsakh President Bako Sahakian during a recent international ANC's conference held in Stepanakert and Yerevan.
ANCA Chairman Raffi Hamparian with Republic of Artsakh President Bako Sahakian during a recent international ANC's conference held in Stepanakert and Yerevan.

ANCA Chairman Raffi Hamparian with Republic of Artsakh President Bako Sahakian during a recent international ANC’s conference held in Stepanakert and Yerevan.

Reaffirms ANCA’s Commitment to a Self-Determination-Driven Resolution of Artsakh-Azerbaijan Status and Security Differences

WASHINGTON—In the wake of this week’s renewed Azerbaijani mortar attacks on the Martuni region of Artsakh, Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Raffi Hamparian reaffirmed the Armenian American community’s longstanding and principled opposition to the Madrid Principles – underscoring the organization’s commitment to opposing any U.S. support for recklessly asymmetrical proposals that front-load strategic risks on democratic Artsakh and lavish generous territorial rewards on oil-rich Azerbaijan.

“The ANCA stands foursquare against the Madrid Principles, a dangerous set of proposals that demand upfront and irrevocable strategic concessions of territory and security from Artsakh, in return for vague and easily reversible paper promises from the war-mongering Aliyev regime,” said ANCA Chairman Raffi Hamparian, who recently took part in a February, 2020 pro-Artsakh conference in Stepanakert along with Armenian National Committees from around the world. “The United States and the other OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries should drop the Madrid Principles and stop pressuring Artsakh to surrender sovereign territory for paper promises. It would be more productive and practical to pursue a durable, democracy-based resolution to the outstanding status and security issues between Artsakh and Azerbaijan.”

The ANCA has posted two action alerts on Artsakh: The first empowers activists to voice their opposition to the reckless Madrid Principles, while the second alerts Congress to Azerbajian’s ongoing aggression, risking a regional war during a global pandemic.

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  1. joe said:

    This all started with Levon Ter Petrossian. To end hostilities he was willing to cede lands. This was after liberating Armenians from all the horrors of pogroms, shelling for months on unarmed villages, barbaric acts with final the liberation etc.. HE was ousted for this reckless ideas. But that idea has remained for what ever reason because the OSCE is for some reason deathly afraid of Azerbaijan .

    START PROPOSING A UNIVERSAL FINAL PHASE as the only true path..: WITH A FREE AN INDEPENDENT ARTSAKH RECOGNIZED BY ALL AT ITS CORE. NOTHING LESS. IF when the Azeri’s object, and they will, start bringing up the fact that the one constant in all this stale mate, for years, is the CORRUPT ALIYEV REGIME. Propose that maybe a free independent democratic Azerbaijan, with new leadership, is what needed? Who could argue with that? (Other then Russia)Why would a free peoples decide to live under a despot whose only interest is the removal of all Armenians from their ancient homeland?That would drive the Azerbaijan authorities crazy..After all Armenia is now more democratic and so is Arstakh..THIS IS THE NEW VERBIAGE.. Nothing less. Time to have an eye on liberating more Turkish Asian invader occupied Armenian lands. Maybe TIME to get really mean as a race TOWARDS OUR ENEMIES and not towards our Armenian neighbors. Prepare for WAR..They are always..Will never end..

    UNITE AS ONE ARMENIA, ARSTKH AND DIASPORA….

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