NATO Airstrikes On Yugoslavia May Be Dangerous for Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"The UN Security Council should have tried to settle the situation by itself. Yet currently NATO is involved in the conflict–which is alarming," presidential advisor Aram Sargssian said–commenting on NATO’s decision to bomb Yugoslavia. He voiced bewilderment over the fact that the decision was taken by the organization which claims to be a defense structure.

Sargssian said that the given situation arouses anxiety as it first of all "may lead to a big fire," implying that Russia and China considered inadmissible military actions against Yugoslavia.

"This all is alarming–and it can reflect on our region as well. This precedent may encourage some countries–even our neighbors. This makes us more vigilant," Sargssian said.

Sargssian said that since president Robert Kocharian is currently on a visit to the Vatican–the Armenian Foreign Ministry will release an official statement on the situation around Yugoslavia after the text of the statement is agreed to by the president.

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