ArmInfo.Head of ARFD Bureau's Hay Dat and Political Affairs Office Kiro Manoyan has called unfair the second president Robert Kocharyan's accusations against the ruling Republican Party of Armenia over the Madrid Principles.
"The Madrid Principle were introduced in November 2007 when Robert Kocharyan was still president and Vartan Oskanian was the foreign minister. Consequently, it is strange that these people now blame the incumbent authorities for the current situation. It is unfair," Manoyan said.
In his exclusive interview to RFE/RL Armenian Service (Azatutyun.am), Armenia's second President Robert Kocharyan said: "It is evident that Madrid principles in their original state don't comply with the new reality anymore and need to be reviewed. The first revision should concern consolidation of security guarantees, clarification of referendum terms with return of territories attached to it. For instance, this is what could be the integral part of an agreement: restoration of military balance, strict and controlled obligations for the parties and the international community to maintain that balance for at least 25 years," Kocharyan said. At the same time, the second president of Armenia is sure that the independence of NKR and a common border with Armenia cannot be a subject for bargaining.