By Elmira Tariverdiyeva*
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has nullified the efforts of three world powers which have been trying to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for over 20 years.
Despite the repeated calls by the United States, Russia and France to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Sargsyan suddenly called Azerbaijan’s separatist region recognized by all countries and international institutions as part of Azerbaijan, the integral part of Armenia. The well-known war criminal, whose hands are stained with blood of the Azerbaijani people, babbled nonsense, which he really wants to believe. But that’s not the point.
The point is that the leader of the country which always and everywhere expresses its desire to resolve the conflict with Azerbaijan through peaceful means, destroyed the whole logic of the years-long negotiation process overnight. There is no point to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the person who neglected not only the international law, but also the work of hundreds of people who have been trying for many years to ensure peace between the two South Caucasus countries.
Moreover, Sargsyan made these ridiculous remarks at the time when the OSCE Minks Group is making every effort to organize the next meeting between the leaders of the two conflicting countries. Apparently, after these silly remarks by Sargsyan, now it is simply useless for Azerbaijan to meet with the Armenian side, since the negotiation process fell back to the zero point.
Nevertheless, there is a positive side of hearing Sargsyan’s long-held ideas – the world leaders should see and understand the consequences of protracting the process of libration of Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia and connivance in maintaining the status quo which is favorable for Armenia.
Today, the world, which is facing calamities due to the growing crisis, is very vulnerable. By turning the blind eye to Armenia’s illegal activities, the international community can pave the way for a new source of conflict which will affect all countries of the region and other international actors.
*Elmira Tariverdiyeva is the head of Trend Agency’s Russian News Service