STEPANAKERT (ARF Press Office)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Artsakh organization over the weekend held its 16th Regional Convention, at the conclusion of which a statement was issued.
The translated text of the announcement follows:
The current developments in Armenian-Turkish relations contradict the interests of the Republic of Armenia, the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Armenians worldwide. The humiliating and dangerous preconditions inherent in the signed protocols, as well as new statements constantly being voiced by Turkish ruling circles prove that Turkey’s goal is to weaken Armenian nation and to force new concessions. It is also obvious that an attempt is being made to create a schism within the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora united front.
On the other hand, the recent discussion over the so-called Madrid Principles is proof of the increasing pressures upon Armenia on the Karabakh issue. However, no coercion or bellicose threat can make the Armenians relinquish their national interests.
We would like to emphasize that the Armenian Cause is not a struggle of separate entities in the Armenian reality, but rather it is a struggle for the fate of independent statehood and the existence of the entire Armenian nation. The dignified victory achieved with the efforts of all Armenians on the Artsakh front is not subject to bargaining.
The Artsakh ARF organization will continue the just struggle for the rights of all Armenians.