“A proposal to use checkpoints Sotk (Kalbajar), Yeraskh (Sadarak) and Karahunj (Ayvazli) for Azerbaijan’s connection with Nakhichevan, if officially announced, will be regarded by Baku as veiled refusal to fulfill the commitment to provide free and safe access as per the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020,” political analyst Rasim Musabekov wrote on Facebook.
According to him, Yerevan proceeds from the assumption that since Baku has presented to the Armenians the relocation of the Lachin corridor as a fait accompli, they can do the same.
“It is extremely short-sighted. The railroad through Meghri will be restored, because it is in the interests of Russia and Iran, not only Azerbaijan. As for the auto road, Baku will have a short route along the Iranian bank of the Araz River to connect with Nakhchivan. We will resolve the issue of communication with Nakhchivan in one form or another. However, the Armenian government’s unconstructive behavior will not go unpunished. Baku has many leverages for this, and when they are activated, the Armenians’ wailing to the whole world will not help them. If you want to play hardball, you will get your fill of it,” he said.