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Armenian Premier Praises UN Efforts Against Terror

United Nations, 17 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan told the United Nations yesterday that he applauds its proposed treaty to fight terrorism, saying it is the greatest evil in the world today.

In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Margaryan also said the international community should work harder to help prevent regional conflicts. He said those directly involved in these disputes should approach one another with respect.

Margaryan said his government has been trying to do just that in the dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. But he said those efforts are being hampered by Azerbaijan's blockade of part of Armenia.

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