Artak Zakaryan: Aliyev not acceptable to the world any more

Anna Nazaryan

The domestic political developments cannot have any negative impact on Armenia’s standing on the foreign policy arena, as the respected international organizations and observers have already positively assessed the presidential elections of February 18, Chairman of the National Assembly’ Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Artak Zakaryan told a press conference today.

He described second-placed Raffi Hovhannisyan’s steps as “illogical.”  President Serzh Sargsyan has always been the proponent of solution of issues through dialogue, and the dialogue with the Heritage Party will take place, when they start looking at things more realistically.

As for the perspectives of progress in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Artak Zakaryan said: “Azerbaijan has hit a deadlock and is ready to take any radical step.”

Presidential elections are expected in Azerbaijan in October, and many analysts believe Aliyev might aggravate the tension at the line of contact to divert the attention of the society from domestic political issues.

Aliyev’s reelection is beneficial to Armenia. “I would like Aliyev to be re-elected, as he is not acceptable to the world any more,” the MP noted.

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