Azerbaijani political scientists assess UN discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh as continuation of diplomatic pressure on Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 29 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
Azerbaijani political scientists consider the discussion of two issues on the Nagorno-Karabakh at the 64th UN General Assembly as a continuation of the diplomatic pressure on Armenia.
"Discussions will be useful as a means of exerting pressure on Armenia. After the recent discussions at the UN on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia's mood is not the same. It felt isolated," Political Scientist, Rasim Musabayov told Trend on July 29.
The political scientist believes continuation of the diplomatic pressure on Armenia is too important for Azerbaijan. "Although the UN resolutions will not make Armenia liberate the occupied territories, it should ways feel such a pressure," Musabayov said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
The 64th UN General Assembly will debate two issues on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, UN HQ in New York told Trend .
Political Scientist Zardusht Alizadeh considers discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the UN General Assembly as a positive phenomenon.
"But discussions are not enough to solve the problem. The discussions must be accompanied by effective measures to establish the army, peaceful diplomacy and effective information war. These measures should be implemented in its entirety. The most important of these is to continue to build a democratic society in Azerbaijan, capable to solve problems of all citizens," Alizadeh told Trend on July 29.
He said the steps taken towards the restoration of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity of Azerbaijan yield positive fruits. "If the problem cannot be solved by means of pressure, at least it is not forgotten by acquiring new topicality in the society. Aggressor-Armenia always feels Azerbaijan's activity on the diplomatic front," said Alizadeh.
Regarding non-fulfillment of four UN resolutions on the conflict, the political scientist said the power is necessary to implement the provisions of those resolutions. "Without force, these resolutions are only political in nature. Their implementation is not obligatory," Alizadeh said.
Political Scientist, Vafa Guluzadeh does not expect progress after the UN discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh to resolve the issue. "The UN four resolutions on this issue remain on paper. Even after the discussions, UN takes any decision, none of steps will be taken to implement it," Guluzadeh told Trend on July 29.
He believes Armenia is a Russian "province" and does not exist as the state. "As the UN fears Russia, it does not pass decisions on this country. Therefore, we should wait," the political analyst said.