Statement of the Central Committee of the ARF Western USA
The ARF Western USA Central Committee strongly condemns the administration of the Civic Contract Party and Nikol Pashinyan. Despite gaining the trust and votes of the people with their promises of “the self-determination of the people of Artsakh,” they have consistently displayed a complete disregard for the well-being and interests of the people of Artsakh. Their actions reveal a ruthless pursuit of power, even at the expense of the lives of innocent Armenian children in Armenia, Artsakh, and the diaspora.
Nikol Pashinyan’s recent statement on May 22, accepting Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan, serves as further irrefutable evidence of their destructive and detrimental policies. The opposition, particularly the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, has long warned against such actions.
It is crucial to emphasize that Artsakh not only exercised its inherent and just right to self-determination and peaceful coexistence, through the collective will of its people, but it has also consistently been an indivisible part of the Armenian homeland, deeply intertwined with its history and culture.
Pashinyan lacks any legal right, popular mandate, or constitutional authority to surrender the democratic will of the people of Artsakh to the genocidal regime of Azerbaijan. Such a surrender is an outrageous betrayal of the Armenian people’s aspirations and their determination to protect their land.
The Armenian people, united in Armenia, Artsakh, and the diaspora, vehemently reject any attempt to undermine the profound significance of Artsakh. This sacred land was built upon the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs and the unwavering will of its people. Any efforts to diminish its importance will be unequivocally condemned and relegated to the darkest corners of history.
The first and urgent step toward securing the future of Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian people is the immediate removal of this anti-Armenian regime, which poses a grave threat to our nation’s integrity and well-being.
ARF Western USA Central Committee
May 25, 2023