Oskanian: Armenia Will Defend ‘Package’ Option of Settlement

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–In an interview to Armenian Public Television–Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said that even if Armenia were to relinquish territory to Azerbaijan–that country is unlikely to abandon its current rigid position on the Karabagh issue.

"It would be nave to think that returning some of the territories [to Azerbaijan]–would lead to normalization of relations and the re-opening of borders. Nothing will change," Oskanian noted–adding he believes that the only viable solution for Armenia is the "package" option. "We should choose the ‘package’ option to ensure enduring peace and stability in the region."

He also indicated that the international community must also realize that Karabagh cannot be a part of Azerbaijan and that Armenia’should not be threatened by fears of isolation.

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