Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10 /Trend/
The first statement and first step of provocative character after the Deauville statement was made by Armenia, director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technology, a political scientist
Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend.
"In an hour after the spread of the Deauville statement, the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian expressed his official position on this statement. In an official statement by Nalbandian, the conflict, to which the Deauville statement was dedicated, was called "Azerbaijan- Nagorno-Karabakh conflict" (www.mfa.am/en/interviews/item/2011/05/26/deauville). Thus, with his statement in an hour after the Deauville statement, the Armenian diplomat number one laid the foundation of provocation. Such falsification has not given honor to anybody," said Ahmedoglu.
Ahmedoglu said another provocation by Nalbandian in his statement is the thesis that the Deauville statement was addressed to Azerbaijan (www. mfa. Am / en / interviews / item/2011/05/26 / deauville /, www. Mfa. Am / ru / interviews / item/2011/05/26 / deauville /).
According to Ahmedoglu, the Deauville statement contains message to both Azerbaijan and Armenia.
"There are some messages which are common for both sides. Earlier at least two significant sources have addressed theses of the Deauville statement to Armenia. The European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said in Yerevan that Armenia should prepare its people for compromise in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. The EU does not recognize an independent subject under the name of Nagorno-Karabakh, considers a top priority the principle of territorial integrity. Earlier the former co-chairman from the U.S. Cowan mentioned the unreadiness of Armenia to compromise in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue (http:// www. regnum. ru / news/1406112. html; www. armtoday. info / default. asp? Lang = _ Ru & NewsID = 44261 & SectionID = 0 & RegionID = 0 & Date = 05/18/2011 & PagePosition = 1; www. regnum. ru / news/1405258 . html)," said Ahmedoglu.
He said Nalbandian and the ministry controlled by him in advance prepared for provocations.
"The day before the Deauville statement, Nalbandian in a speech in parliament voiced threats against Azerbaijan on behalf of the international community and urged the government of Azerbaijan to prepare its people for solution on the principle of self-determination of nations (news. am / rus / news/60752. Html, www. Panarmenian. net / rus / politics / news/70863 /). The fact that the Deauville statement did not contain a word about the withdrawal of the snipers disappointed Nalbandian very much. The Armenian foreign ministry had a traditional "home-preparations" for the Deauville statement. At this time, their implementation had been assigned to Russian experts and the website panarmenian.net. In their comments, the experts underestimated the significance of the Deauville statement (www. panarmenian. net / rus / politics / news/70980 /, www. panarmenian. net / rus / politics / news/70987 /,), and then from their comments, it became known that Armenia points to Iran in the context of the current phase of conflict resolution, through the mouth of the Russian experts. It would be better to consider these experts (Alexandrov, Zakharov, Areshov), not respecting the signature of their president, the freelancers of the Armenian foreign ministry," Ahmedoglu said.
He said Azerbaijan's foreign ministry reacted to the Deauville statement after about 20 hours. The statement by the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan contained nothing provocative.
"The day before the Deauville statement, the press service of the Azerbaijani foreign ministry expressed its position on the statement by Nalbandian made in parliament. Then absolutely clearly the head of foreign relations department of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov declared Azerbaijan's confirmation of the Deauville statement. A few hours later the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed his positive attitude towards the Deauville statement. The statement by the Azerbaijani foreign ministry concerning the peacekeepers could be interpreted as a reaction to the "Iranian map" put forward by Armenia: on the one hand, Armenia agrees on peacekeepers and on the other - incites Iran," said Ahmedoglu.
He said a sharp statement by the Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan became a reaction to Armenians' killing of an Azerbaijani civilian after the Deauville statement.
The position of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan, who has not yet stated his position on the Deauville statement, is clear.
"After the meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen, the head of press service of de-facto authority of Nagorno-Karabakh Babayan said that Kazan meeting will be unproductive. In Armenia there is such a practice when Sargsyan leaves the last word to the representatives of the de facto authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh (www. panarmenian. net / rus / news/72152, www. panarmenian. net / rus / news/72158)," Ahmedoglu said.
He said in Babayan's position two things attract attention: first is that on this subject, Babayan made two statements of various contents and the second - Babayan declared his position not after a meeting of co-chairs with a representative of the de facto authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh Bako Sahakyan held in morning June 8, but after a meeting of co-chairs with Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan in the evening June 9.
"Thus, the first statement and first step of provocative character after the Deauville statement was made by Armenia, who in advance rejected to sign a document during the Kazan meeting. It is a pity that despite 15 days have left to such an important event as the Kazan meeting, the mediators have not expressed their attitude to what is happening and kept silent," said Ahmedoglu.