Baku, Azerbaijan: Contrary statements of Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan and his Defence Minister Tonoyan raises a logical question that who runs government in Armenia?
Political analyst and expert of Eurasian regions Anastasia Lavrina while responding this question stated that Tonoyan’s statement shows that Pashinyan does not control the situation in his country.
Responding to another question of Eurasia Diary here in Baku about statement of Armenian Minister of Defense Tonoyan which is contrary to soul of recently held negotiations between Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, she stated that Armenian Minister of Defense Tonoyan while addressing Armenian community in New York talked about to replace “Territories for Peace” approach to “New war-new territories” approach which is blatant violation of peace approach.
Citing UN Secretary-General António Guterres statement who welcomed the first meeting between the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, held in Vienna on 29 March 2019 and statement of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Lavrina said that Armenia is still talking about more aggression and the statement of Armenian Minister of Defense Tonoyan is a blatant contradiction of a peace approach which was discussed in Vienna talks.
“Negotiations are very important for achieving the results and in the 21st century diplomacy plays a very important role. However, in the current situation, the Armenian side is not behaving as a supporter of the negotiations, but as a provocateur who believes in its impunity. It all happens because, for almost 30 years, Armenia has not been punished and did not exert adequate pressure for its aggressive policy. For the modern time, there are no common standards aimed at the establishment of a universal world order. On the contrary, the situation in which some countries are placed under sanctions and accused of violating human rights, while others continue to conduct their aggressive activities with impunity, is a direct example of the predominance of self-interest policies and double standards,” said Lavrina.
“Do not international community see how Armenia tries to bring the separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh to the table of negotiations? Armenia does it quite openly. This is in contrary to all standards. Nagorno-Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan, which is now under Armenian occupation. This is formalized in the resolutions of the UN Security Council. Armenia illegally resettles the Armenian refugees from Syria to the occupied territories and has been exploiting natural resources there for many years. How is it possible after that to offer the separatists as the third party to the negotiation process and why are there no cruel statements on this propaganda from the world community?”, pointed out Political analyst and expert of Eurasian regions Anastasia Lavrina.