Levon Ter-Petrosyan: The Armenian authorities are committing genocide against their country

Levon Ter-Petrosyan: The Armenian authorities are committing genocide against their country
# 21 April 2012 09:17 (UTC +04:00)
This can be compared only with the genocide and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire,” leader of Armenian National Congress (ANC), ex-president Levon Ter-Petrosyan said during the rally in Yerevan, APA reports quoting Armenia Today.

“The persons, who want the world to recognize the Armenian genocide, are committing similar genocide in their country. Charles Aznavour, who was appointed as ambassador by Serzh Sargsyan, says this,” first president of Armenia underlined.

He also said corruption is the negative consequence of the government’s activity. He said according to the results of various international studies in Armenia, the level of the shadow economy constitutes 2/3 of the real economy.
“Actually, only 1/3 of the revenues are included into the budget,” he said.
Ter-Petrosyan underlined that if these funds had been included into the budget, pensions and allowances, could have been doubled, military, scientific expenses, salaries could have been tripled.
“These persons, who plunder their country, wish to defeat Azerbaijan,” Ter-Petrosyan said.

Ex-president underlined that police and courts make deals with criminals and the claimant is found guilty. The soldiers are tortured, beaten, killed, incited to suicide.

Levon ter-Petrosyan criticized the international proposals (Madrid principles) put forward for the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh and underlined that ANC will do its best to change them. He considers that this is just a “diplomatic trick” to mask the return of Nagorno Karabakh to Azerbaijan.
“The proposed principles must show who will organize the referendum on self-determination of Nagorno Karabakh and who will participate in this referendum. If these issues are not solved, the referendum will be nothing but a trap to deceive the Armenian people,” he said.