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Armenian General on the war threat in Karabakh

By Messenger Staff
Monday, April 12
At a press conference held on April 8 one of the Armenian heroes of the Karabakh war, Major-General Arkady Ter-Tadevosian, stated that negotiations over Karabakh are very difficult as it is very difficult to reconcile the concepts of self-determination and territorial integrity. Moreover the general situation is becoming more complicated because of the difficulties in Armenian-Turkish relations.

The General predicts a further worsening of the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Karabakh issue and further military activity there. He would not give specific dates but he hinted that this activity could take place in 2011-2013 and suggested that Azerbaijan and Turkey would start a military adventure together.

The General mentioned however that Azerbaijan is not yet ready to launch an attack on Karabakh is it would need an Army three times the size of Armenia's. Currently the Azeri Army has 130,000 soldiers, said the General.