Recognition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic by Armenia to be Asymmetric Respond - Matthew Bryza
Matthew Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, stated that recognition of independence of Nagorno Karabakh Republic by the Armenian Government will cause a serious damage to the peace negotiations.
"I think that any step directed to forejudge the negotiations on approaching positions of Armenia and Azerbaijan on basic principles would not be fruitful. Our attitude was precisely to the resolution submitted by Azerbaijan to the agenda of UN General Assembly. It was a unilateral resolution, which reflected unfair and non-balanced character of proposals put forward on the negotiation table. If the Armenian Government will take unilateral step and recognize independence of Nagorno Karabakh Republic, then it would cause a serious damage to the peace process, Bryza said in the interview to Armenian Reporter newspaper in the United States.
Bryza stated if Armenia would take such step it would be asymmetric respond to Azerbaijan and step with destabilization potential," Mediamax reported. "There will not remain another way for peace settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict if Armenia recognizes independence of Nagorno Karabakh Republic," he noted.