ArmInfo. Exhausted energy resources force Azerbaijan to build nuclear power plants. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Arman Navasardyan.
"In my opinion, statements about agreements between Moscow and Baku on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Azerbaijan should cause us concern. It is assumed that the capacity of the Azerbaijani nuclear power plant will exceed the capacity of the Armenian nuclear power plant by 4 times. The construction of the nuclear power plant on the Absheron Peninsula was planned back in the Soviet years and today Baku is trying to return to the implementation of this project with the help of Moscow, which has already given fundamental consent to this, "he said.
According to the diplomat, like any leader of a country with nuclear energy, Ilham Aliyev is also probably thinking of creating nuclear weapons, somewhere in remote corners of his mind. However, according to Navasardyan, a similar scenario is excluded.
Commenting on Aliyev's speeches on October 2 on the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, the diplomat first of all emphasized the fallacy of Armenia's decision not to take part in this event. In his opinion, the participation of Armenia was necessary, especially considering that Aliyev's participation was initially known.
The speech of the Azerbaijani president in Sochi, Navasardyan assesses as an attempt to revenge for the trilateral meeting that did not take place in August with Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin. In general, the diplomat assesses Aliyev's Valdai speech as shameful, in particular, the vocabulary of the Azerbaijani president and his reproach to Armenia. At the same time, Navasardyan noted the need for a serious attitude to some points in Aliyev's speech. In particular, the resumption of military-technical cooperation with Russia, through the implementation of the supply of Russian weapons to Azerbaijan for the remaining two out of five billion dollars.
At a meeting of the Valdai Club in Sochi, Aliyev once again accused Armenia of "occupying Azerbaijani territories." Commenting on the statement of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the belonging of Artsakh to Armenia, Aliyev stated that "Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijan, and an exclamation mark." Aliyev also decided that the people of Nagorno-Karabakh do not exist, but only the Armenian and Azerbaijani people of Karabakh.