ArmInfo.The recently adopted resolutions of the PACE and the House of Representatives of the US Congress demonstrated that Aliyev was shooting in the air. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the Deputy Chairman of the "For the Sake of the Republic" party, political scientist Ruben Mehrabyan.
"Just a few days ago, Aliyev told his own people that the Artsakh issue had been resolved, and Nagorno-Karabakh no longer exists as a subject. Aliyev also demanded from the world community from the UN rostrum not to use the term Nagorno Karabakh. And we see that in response to Aliyev's shots into the air international impulses followed unprecedented in the period after the 44-day war, directly or indirectly pointing to Aliyev's true place and significance, "he stressed.
In a joint statement on September 24, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs reaffirmed their commitment to continue working with the parties to the conflict to find comprehensive solutions to the remaining issues on Karabakh. The co-chairs assessed the first meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan after last year's war as a sign of the two countries' determination to resume the peace process through direct dialogue. However, the very next day, Ilham Aliyev said that the Karabakh issue had been resolved, and since he had not received any offers from MG after last year's war, it is inappropriate to talk about the activities of the mediators. On September 27, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution "Humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict". 47 PACE representatives, including Armenia, voted for the adoption of the document prepared by the Irish parliamentarian Paul Gavan. 16, including Turkey and Azerbaijan, voted against, and 3 abstained. The document includes information obtained following Gavan's visits to Armenia and Azerbaijan and information provided by Armenian and Azerbaijani politicians.
The very fact of the meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in the office of the US President's National Security Advisor, in Mehrabyan's opinion, already testifies to Washington's efforts to intensify the negotiations on Artsakh within the MG. And judging by the first results, the United States presented very convincing arguments in favor of the formation of a consensus between the three co-chair countries.
Assessing the current processes as gradual-phased, the political scientist expressed his conviction that what is happening proceeds from the interests of Armenia's national security. According to him, the resolution adopted a few hours after Aliyev's next fit of violence in the American Congress speaks volumes. And first of all, about the latest trends in international politics.
On September 23, the US House of Representatives adopted a bill on Azerbaijan and the conflict in Artsakh. In a document drawn up by Tony Cardenas, Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman, Azerbaijan was required to immediately release all Armenian prisoners and hostages. And the US Secretary of Defense is responsible for submitting a report on Azerbaijan's war crimes, including the use of prohibited weapons. And also the use of American technologies in the combat Turkish UAVs involved in Artsakh.
"Returning to the PACE resolution, of course, it should be noted that it is by no means exclusively pro-Armenian. However, the very fact of Armenia's vote" for "its adoption, as opposed to" against "Azerbaijan and Turkey, indicates the existence of harmony between Yerevan and the European consensus. The ability of official Yerevan to communicate with the world in an international language is extremely important today. And we see that the formation of a consensus between all three OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries also, unambiguously, proceeds from our interests, "Mehrabyan summed up