Thursday, March 28 2019 16:07
David Stepanyan

Analyst: Opening of the Armenian Embassy in Jerusalem will be a  brilliant tactical step

Analyst: Opening of the Armenian Embassy in Jerusalem will be a  brilliant tactical step

ArmInfo.The opening of the Armenian Embassy in Jerusalem, instead of Tel Aviv, will be a brilliant tactical step, perfectly matching the US recognition of the  Golan Heights as part of Israel. An expert at the Washington  Institute of defense policy and regional  security with emphasis on  the Black Sea, South Caucasus and Central Asia, Doctoral Research  Fellow at the University of Leicester(UK)  Eduard Abrahamyan  expressed such opinion to ArmInfo. 

"Unlike many countries, Armenia has all the necessary grounds for  this, the Armenian spiritual and cultural presence in the form of a  community and an Armenian quarter in Jerusalem. Such a step will have  a serious impact and will make a positive impression on the Israeli  political elite. Moreover, the entire Jewish peace, transferring  relations between our countries to a new, based on joint values,  base, "- he stressed.

In early March, an Armenian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign  Minister Grigor Hovhannisyan, visited Israel. During the visit, the  opening of the embassy in Israel was discussed with a view to  bringing relations to a new, higher level. During the meetings in  Jerusalem, the Armenian delegation also discussed organizational  issues related to the upcoming visit of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol  Pashinyan and Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to  Israel.

According to Abrahamyan, Armenia's recognition Golan Heights as part  of Israel after USA would be a brilliant tactical step, instantly  leveling Washington's dissatisfaction with Yerevan. The discontent,  further aggravated by the participation of Armenia in the Syrian  adventure of Moscow and Yerevan's intention to organize the transit  of gas from Iran, which is under American sanctions, through Gazprom  to Georgia.

At the same time, the analyst is not inclined to expect such a step  from Yerevan in the near future, hoping that Armenia will at least  express neutrality in the upcoming voting on this issue in the UN.  According to his forecasts, having voted in this way, Armenia will  act in accordance with its own national interests, without prejudice,  with the interests of all interested countries.  On March 25 US  President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli  sovereignty as part of Golan Heights in framework of Washington's  talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Syrian Foreign  Ministry praised the decision of Trump as blatant. In turn, the  European Union and Russia voiced their intention not to recognize the  Golan Heights as part of Israel. 


David Davidian
With so-called experts such as Eduard Abrahamyan expressing opinions and writing for the US Jamestown Foundations think tank, who needs enemies! For an alternative opinion with the interests of Armenia as its basis see Trump’s Golan Heights Declaration The Message to Azerbaijan httpsmoderndiplomacy.eu20190325trumps-golan-heights-declaration-the-message-to-azerbaijan Yerevan, Armenia

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