ArmInfo.The parliamentary opposition's promised discussion on the situation on the Goris-Kapan highway never took place, said Ishkhan Saghatelyan, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, lawmaker of the Hayastan faction, on September 17 at a briefing. "A week later, despite the consent of the ruling force, the discussion in parliament on the situation on the Goris- Kapan highway with the participation of the heads of the National Security Service and the Ministry of Defense did not take place," he said.
As Saghatelyan noted, the Armenian authorities are unable to serve the interests of the Armenian people and Armenia. "Instead, they claim that these territories are Azerbaijani, which, in our opinion, is a classic example of treason," he said.
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 controlled by it" (near the Armenian village of Vorotan) of the Goris-Kapan highway. In connection with the situation on September 13, the parliamentary faction "Hayastan" ("Armenia" -ed. note) 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." It turned out that the Azerbaijani military was stopping Iranian trucks and demanding a fare from them. A day later, they detained two Iranian drivers on a section of the Goris- Kapa highway, accusing them of transporting goods to Stepanakert. As stated in the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan, Baku established control on the section of the Goris-Kapan road passing through the Syunik region of Armenia, "in accordance with the Azerbaijani tax code. And vehicles are subject to road tax, as well as the state duty for obtaining a permit. regulating international road transport on the territory of Azerbaijan ". On September 14, the opposition of Armenia and the authorities, according to the report, came to a common denominator on the issue of holding this discussion in a closed format.
Nevertheless, on September 15 in parliament, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan referred to the borders of Soviet Armenia and stated that the country would stubbornly follow the strategy of establishing a strong peace in the region and urged the deputies not to give a reason for a different understanding of the situation. He said that "we need strong nerves" in order not to succumb to provocations today. And Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan, in an interview with journalists, when asked whether Azerbaijanis will remain on a number of sections of the Goris- Kapan road, noted that Armenia cannot make a decision regarding "police stations operating on the territory of Azerbaijan." According to him, although the countries did not go through the process of delimitation and demarcation, but on this section the road existing between Soviet Azerbaijan and Soviet Armenia has already been preliminarily outlined.