Zhamanak: Handover of regions surrounding Karabakh ‘legally worded demand’ - Russian analyst

13:36 • 13.03.18

Azerbaijan’s repeated calls, demanding the handover of the five regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), have their specific wording in a legal document, according to a Moscow-based political analyst.

In an interview with the paper, Alexander Dugin, the director of International Eurasian Movement, cited provisions from an interstate treaty “discussed by and between the presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan”.


“But it is interpreted in different ways in those three countries. The Azerbaijani media evaluate it as a victory i.e. – [an attempt to] ‘seize those lands from the Armenians’, whereas the Armenian media evaluate as treason, with the Russian sources showing an absolutely indifference,” he noted.


Dogunov highlighted also real chances for Turkey and Iran for having their engagement in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement process.  


“The Nagorno-Karabakh problem is, first of all, the problem of the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis. It deals with the relationship between not only states but also - the peoples. Turkey’s participation, conventionally speaking, by Azerbaijan, Iran’s participation, conventionally speaking by Armenia, and Russia’s participation by both Azerbaijan and Armenia may really work in principle,” he added.


Dogunov also warned against a possible “Western intervention”, recommending instead a stronger focus on Russia, Turkey and Iran (which he said are more capable of assisting in the process as countries with multi-ethnic and multi-religious populations).


“Russia, for instance, is not a purely Christian state. Yes, we are followers of the Orthodox [church], but we have also a vast number of Muslims residing in our country; therefore, we cannot possibly treat the Muslims as our enemies. Turkey and Iran are Muslim countries, but Turkey shares common ethnic bonds with the Azerbaijanis, with Iran being closer to Armenia based on certain commonalities specific to the Indo-European [tribes]. Hence, any side of the triangle in this conflict pursues its own interest and its own priorities which, if combined and considered closely, may really provide a clue to the Karabakh conflict settlement (given especially that the algorithm for the regions is already elaborated as it is). Many interpret it as the handover of Karabakh, but it isn't absolutely true. It all deals with initiating a constructive dialogue between Yerevan and Baku. I know the wording provokes a hue and cy in both Yerevan and Baku. And that's absolutely understandable. It is a very delicate issue indeed,” the analyst added.



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