Serj Tankian: Constraints Over Karabakh Will Persist Unless Peace Deal Reached -
Systen of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian has addressed the recent tensions along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in his Facebook profile.
Expressing his concerns over the escalations, the US-Armenian rock musician stressed the need of a lasting peace agreement between the conflicting sides.
“Until there is a lasting peace agreement on Nagorno-Karabagh, both Armenia and Azerbaijan will be both militarily and financially constrained and fall deeper into corruptive political practices subservient to one superpower or another. Karabagh, called Artsakh in Armenian, has been an enclave with a majority population of Armenians given to Azerbaijan by Stalin.
“I’ve been to Artsakh on a visit to Armenia years ago and have to say that the people living there are gracious, generous, kind and deserve peace and prosperity as we all do,” reads his post.