ArmInfo.For Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who has been ruling the country with his family for a long time, the presence of an external enemy is very important. Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan stated to journalists on June 1, commenting on Aliyev's threats against the population of Nagorno-Karabakh, made by him a few days ago in Berdzor.
Moreover, according to the speaker, the Azerbaijani authorities already see not only Armenia as their enemy. <We all see that lexicon, which is addressed to Iran>, the speaker noted, linking the statements of the President of Azerbaijan, which should be taken with all seriousness, with the negotiations to be held in Chisinau. If the dialogue does not work out, continued Simonyan, the problem will not be solved. <Any other option is genocide, and I'm sure we won't let that happen. This problem should, first of all, worry Azerbaijan, not us," the speaker said.
He also noted that there are territories that are under the control of the Armenian armed forces, and about which little is said, but there are also sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia (about 150 sq km), which are occupied by the Azerbaijani military. Naturally, the "mirror" withdrawal of troops implies the withdrawal of the parties from all these territories. <At the moment, those points that are important for the parties are being discussed under the draft peace treaty. It is excluded that in this document Armenia will appear on the world map with a territory of less than 29.8 thousand square kilometers, and this area is a "red line" and a precondition for the Armenian side. It was the Armenian side that included this area of 29.8 thousand square kilometers in the agenda of discussions>, the speaker emphasized, adding that all the platform where negotiations are held are ready to become a guarantor of the implementation of the provisions of the peace treaty. Moreover, the guarantee mechanisms must be presented clearly so as not to have the situation that developed after the tripartite statement of November 9, 2020, which is constantly violated by Azerbaijan, and the mediator practically does not react to these violations. "I am personally consider, and am convinced that the Armenian people as well, that such behavior of the mediator cannot suit in any way," the NA President said, refusing to answer the question of whether it is about Russia or not.