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Pashinyan’s contradictory statements on Karabakh annoy Armenians

28 March 2019 19:24 (UTC+04:00)
Pashinyan’s contradictory statements on Karabakh annoy Armenians

By Abdul Kerimkhanov

The new leadership of Armenia continues to artificially delay negotiations on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict against the interests of their country.

The statements of the Prime Minister of Armenia urging that “the proposal to return Nagorno-Karabakh to the negotiating table is not a proposal to change the format, but to restore the negotiation format” is another verbal bravado, devoid of any logic and validity, said diplomat Fikret Sadikhov on March 22.

The latest statement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs regarding the unchanged format of the negotiation process, as well as statements of similar content of high-ranking EU officials are a serious message to the Armenian side.

"The unequivocal position of the world community on this issue is aimed at supporting the grounded position of Azerbaijan on the solution of the Karabakh problem. Meanwhile, the actions and steps of the Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan show that he is not only an amateur in politics, but also lacks any understanding of the essence of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, is engaged in the most common provocations in the form of trips to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh," said diplomat.

Sadikhov considers, Pashinyan’s controversial statements related to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict are irritating the Armenian society.

He suggested that the speech of Pashinyan, which did not correspond to the level of the Armenian government’s head, was due to his understanding of the inevitability of the return of the occupied Azerbaijani territories.

He recalled that the resolutions of the UN Security Council constitute the legal basis for resolving the conflict, and unequivocally confirm the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the international borders of Azerbaijan, and require the immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian occupying forces from the territories of Azerbaijan.

Pashinyan continues to do what he likes - cheap populism and demagogy, MP Rasim Musabayov believes.

Musabayov noted Azerbaijan and the world are not expecting demagogy from Pashinyan, but concrete words and actions on those proposals that have long been on the table of negotiations.

He said that before the relevant decisions are taken on the liberation of the occupied Azerbaijani territories and the beginning of the withdrawal of Armenian forces, Pashinyan will be heard in Azerbaijan.

"The time for cheap propaganda and idle talk has long been over. It's time to make decisions and take responsibility for them," the Azerbaijani MP concluded.


Abdul Kerimkhanov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @AbdulKerim94

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