WORLD : Renegade Armenians Disband

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

A renegade paramilitary group agreed to disband after the Armenian Parliament outlawed it and declared a state of emergency, the republic’s president announced today.

Leaders of the Armenian National Army were to make a television appeal for several hundred members to turn in their weapons, Levon Ter-Petrosyan told Parliament, the official Tass news agency reported.

Acceptance of the appeal would defuse tensions in one of the Soviet Union’s most volatile republics, where fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan has claimed hundreds of lives in the last two years.