ArmInfo.The ruling Civil Contract faction and the parliamentary opposition came to a common denominator on the issue of holding a discussion in connection with the situation on the Goris-Kapan road with the participation of the heads of the National Security Service and the Foreign Ministry, SRC and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia. Secretary of "Hayastan" faction Artsvik Minasyan said this at a briefing with journalists.
On September 12, the National Security Service of Armenia reported that from 12:00 on September 12, the Azerbaijani police began to stop trucks with Iranian numbers on the section of Eyvazli (near the Armenian village of Vorotan) of the Goris-Kapan highway under its control. In connection with the situation the day before, the "Hayastan" ("Armenia" -ed. note) parliamentary faction demanded to find a format for organizing a discussion of the situation. As Artsvik Minasyan stated, the report of the NSS of Armenia not only does not follow from the national interests of the Republic of Armenia, but "it is toothless and about nothing," moreover, "Azerbaijani terminology is fully used in the report of the NSS." Meanwhile, during this period, according to him, the Armenian authorities did not come up with a detailed explanation of the situation, he said. Vahe Hakobyan, a deputy from "Hayastan", former governor of Syunik region, told reporters, "in the conditions of permissiveness, the Azerbaijani side becomes impudent, stops Iranian trucks, then, in order to be allowed further travel to Yerevan, they have to pay a kind of customs duty."
To note, according to the media, earlier the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry sent letters to the Russian defense department and the command of the peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh about "illegal passage of vehicles belonging to other countries to the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily deployed." In the letters, according to Interfax.az, it was noted that "such cases contradict the trilateral statement signed by the presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of Armenia on November 10, 2020. They asked to prevent such cases." The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry stressed that "legal entities and individuals of other countries and their vehicles cannot enter the territory of Azerbaijan without the consent of Baku, such cases are a violation of the laws of the country."
On September 13, the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan announced that Baku had established control on the section of the Goris-Kapan road passing through the Syunik region of Armenia "in accordance with the Azerbaijani tax code." "According to the code, vehicles are subject to road tax, as well as a state duty for obtaining a permit regulating international road transport in Azerbaijan," the ministry said.