In other words, he believes that a drift towards the West will lead to a moratorium on the capitulation.
Frankly, he and his diplomats are quite good at creating a media effect of Western support, but behind closed doors, he and his fellow party members understand that the West is pushing him to recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and to sign a peace treaty.
Commenting on a possible invitation of international organizations as observers on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, proposed by the Armenian Prime Minister, political analyst Zardusht Alizadeh said that while Azerbaijan had been appealing to OSCE and UN for almost 30 years, Armenia had ignored everything; and now it is trying to involve the same international mission in the border conflict.
“OSCE can get some kind of mandate, no more than that, and the UN at most can adopt some kind of resolution, not a coercive solution. Now everything depends on Armenia and Azerbaijan, on whether they want peace or not. Both sides can compromise and agree now, but there are forces inside and outside Armenia that do not want that,” Alizadeh stressed in his interview with Minval.az.
According to him, Armenia, who occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories for 27 years, has no moral right to demand that international organizations pressure Azerbaijan.
“The only correct solution for them is to recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and its Soviet borders. They cannot demand anything else. As for the international players, there are five countries in the UN Security Council, each with their own interests in the Karabakh issue, and they cannot achieve a unified position on this issue. All the more so in the current circumstances,” the expert added.
Speaking about Armenia increasing its military budget, the expert said that even $1 billion cannot be compared to the $4 billion that Azerbaijan is investing in the country’s defense sector.
“The army cannot be built within a year, but at least within two or three years. What is the point of impoverished Armenia spending such enormous funds on defense? It is easier for them to negotiate. We need to understand that the peace treaty that Armenia needs to sign with Azerbaijan is a standard document between all neighboring countries,” he said.
According to him, there are standard agreements between all countries, where the parties recognize the territorial integrity of each other and respect each other’s sovereignty, and only on the basis of this further economic and other agreements are signed.
“This treaty can be signed within one month,” the expert believes.
As for the Zangezur corridor, according to Alizadeh, the issue of this corridor will lose relevance if there are normal relations between the countries.
“The two neighboring countries will find a way to solve this issue on the basis of trust and mutual respect. Everything depends on the political will of the two countries,” he stressed.
The analyst believes that if there is a peace treaty between the countries, it will invalidate the declaration of independence of Armenia, which mentions the “reunification” of Armenia with Karabakh.
“A peace treaty in which Yerevan recognizes Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan could put an end to all of the countries’ claims against each other. Armenia’s statement recognizing Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity of December 8, 1991 is a ruse. He (Pashinyan—Ed.) wants to “nullify” the whole process and to return to the 1991 negotiations.
But this trick will not work. As Imam Ali said, “the sword is stronger than the lie, its edge is the boundary between the lie and the truth”. Now Azerbaijan has a sword in its hands, the Azerbaijani army is stronger than the Armenian army and we are defending the truth by force,” the expert summed up.
Translated from Minval.az