By escalating tensions at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Baku changed the main agenda of the Foreign Ministers, political scientist Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan told a press conference today. According to him, organization of a presidential meeting was to be high on the agenda of the Foreign Minister’s meeting in New York. Meanwhile, renewed tensions at the border foiled the agenda.
Unable to solve its problems in a political way through negotiations, Azerbaijan tried and changed the agenda of the Foreign Ministers’ meeting.
“This is another expression of continuity of Aliyev’s evasive policy, aimed at foiling a new stage of negotiations by increasing tension,” Melik-Shahnazaryan said.
The actions at the border were so intensive that they really changed the political situation; Armenia’s assessment of Azerbaijani actions became the main development, the political scientist noted.
“I first of all mean President Serzh Sargsyan’s statement, which openly accused the international community of inspiring Azerbaijan by putting an equal sign between the conflicting sides’ actions. A second important message was the statement about Artsakh being an inseparable part of Armenia,” Hrant Meli- Shahnazaryan added.
According to him, Armenia is thus starting a new process, where Artsakh will be treated as an inseparable part of Armenia. As for the statement of the Ministry of Defense, it will bring some new stage of military situation, which envisages imposing peace on Azerbaijan through force. “This is the solution at this point,” Melik-Shahnazaryan said.
As for the resumption of large-scale military actions, the political scientist considers it unlikely, as Azerbaijan sees danger here and is not ready for war.