Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend E.Mehdiyev /
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs consistently leave some issues on the agenda in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabkh conflict, while rejecting other questions, Director of Center for Political Studies Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend on Monday.
"The mediators have repeatedly stated that the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh will be determined by the Armenians living today there and the Azerbaijanis who lived there before. Essence of the updated Madrid principles, too, is in this. Despite the fact that the positions of Azerbaijan and Armenia are fundamentally different from each other, Armenia also accepts the fact that without taking into account the views of expelled Azerbaijanis they will not be able to determine the status of Nagorno-Karabakh," Ahmedoglu said.
According to the political analyst, not rejecting a referendum on the future status, the Armenian side proposes that it would take place separately in two places, inhabited now by Armenians and Azerbaijanis. Thus, it makes the necessary contacts between the two groups of people to determine the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh. This means that the faster meetings between the Azerbaijanis who lived there previously and the Armenians living there now begin, the faster the process of determination of the future status will start.
"Withdrawal of the snipers and the establishment of mechanisms to investigate incidents on the contact line between the troops is an issue that the mediators persistently leave on the agenda. Their efforts in this area raise some suspicions. If the withdrawal of snipers is followed by withdrawal of Armenian military units from the territories of Azerbaijan and Armenia signs a document, then it is another matter. The position advocated by the mediators in the investigation of incidents on the contact line also looks illogical. It means that the co-chairs are occupied with the legalization of the Armenian positions in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan," Ahmedoglu said.
He said the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs want to do this under the guise of "mediation." Mediation of OSCE Minsk Group is the most pointless mission in the history of mankind.
"Contacts between Azerbaijanis who lived in Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenians living there now, the establishment of dialogue between communities - mediators strongly reject all these questions. But in fact the main task of the mediators of the mission is the establishment of such a dialogue," Ahmedoglu said.
He noted that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are more in contact with Armenia, they are familiar with many character traits of Armenians, who mainly make too illogical statements to draw attention.
"In the same context we can regard the notorious illogical position of the mediators who thus draw attention to their activities. Mediators in full cry, and bring to the world community that they can not find the path of peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and strongly demand an end to their mediation," Ahmedoglu said.
Attitude to the OSCE Chairman-in-office during his visit to Baku demonstrates that Baku correctly understands and is willing to support the position of intermediaries to terminate mediation, the center's director said.
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