ArmInfo.Armenian Premier Nikol Pashinyan's speech at the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly showed that Azerbaijan is now laying wider territorial claims, and the problem is not only the corridor and so-called enclaves, to say nothing of Artsakh, Tigran Abrahamyan, a member of the With Honor parliamentary faction, wrote.
According to him, in his speech Armenia's premier actually put Armenia's sovereign territory up for sale, offering Azerbaijani President Illham Aliyev to submit a full list of his territorial claims on Armenia.
"With its era of war this government has brought the country to the point of no choice for the Armenian people, and we are witnessing an existential struggle between concessions, which will cause irreparable damage to Armenia's resilience, and a new devastating war," Mr Abrahamyan wrote.
Former vice-speaker of Armenia's Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov pointed out the fact Armenia's premier did not say a single word about Artsakh's independence.
"Not a single word about the occupation of most of Artsakh, Shushi and Hadrut. Not a single word about the right to self-determination and fundamental principles. He literally said: 29,800 square kilometers," the opposition member said, accusing the premier of "washing his hands" of the other problems of Armenia and Artsakh amid Azerbaijan's creeping aggression.
Political scientist Suren Sargsyan says Armenia's premier admits three important facts: "The authorities' 'era of peace' concept was a stillbirth. The authorities failed the organization of Armenia's defense, diplomacy and the negotiation process. The rest ensued from that reality," he said.
In his speech at the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly, Armenia premier recalled Azerbaijan's military aggression against Armenia amid international partners' silence. Azerbaijan is attempting to use border delimitation process for its new territorial claims on Armenia. Speaking of a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mr Pashinyan did not mention the right to self-determination, speaking of guarantees of "the rights and the security of the Armenians living in Nargorno-Karabakh."