ArmInfo.In my opinion, too much importance is attached to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, both in Armenia and in Azerbaijan. Israeli political scientist Alexander Tsinker expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo, commenting on the interview of Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to The Jerusalem Post.
Mnatsakanyan, in an interview with an Israeli newspaper, called on Israel to stop selling weapons to Azerbaijan, calling the sale of weapons one of the unsolved problems for Armenia. "The sale of weapons to Azerbaijan is fatal, because it never hesitates when using it against civilian infrastructure, the population. We will consistently deal with this issue, which will always be an integral part of our agenda. Israel must stop this deadly business with Azerbaijan," the Minister said.
" It is unacceptable when a diplomat conducts such an analysis of the political situation and relations between countries in the language of an ultimatum. And this statement does not contribute to the process of activation and normalization of relations between our countries that has begun. On the other hand, the statement was not made officially, it was announced in an interview with an independent Israeli publication. And I would like to believe that Mnatsakanyan's statement was based on his personal emotions, and not just the emerging policy of Armenia towards Israel," Tsinker stressed.
In this light, the political scientist stressed that as a result of certain clarifications, Mnatsakanyan's statement which is, according to Zinker, non-diplomatic, but certainly fair from the point of view of an Armenian citizen, the Israeli Foreign Ministry reacted to with understanding. Israel, in turn, according to the political scientist, never establishes or develops its own interstate relations to the detriment of third countries. Armenia adheres to a similar policy. In this light, Zinker is convinced that the development of Armenian-Israeli relations will in no way take place at the expense of the interests of Iran or Azerbaijan.
In this light, the political scientist forecasts that the discontent of Tehran and Baku in connection with the appearance of the Armenian embassy in Israel will eventually subside, especially in the light of the absence of any prospects for putting pressure on Yerevan and Jerusalem. "The governments of our countries will make decisions related to foreign policy on their own. This has been and will be. Armenian Ambassador Armen Smbatyan has been in Tel Aviv since the end of July and is engaged in settling the issues of arrangement of the embassy. I am convinced that the opening of a full-fledged diplomatic mission will give our relations a new quality", summed up Tsinker.