Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3 / Trend , I.Isabalayeva /
The United States, beginning to solve Azerbaijan's problems on the Caspian Sea, seeks to divert attention from the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technology, a political scientist Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend.
However, Baku considers the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a priority issue in the relations with the U.S..
But, the U.S. does not provide the expected support to Azerbaijan on this issue, because now Armenia is of more importance to the country, he said.
He expressed serious doubts that the U.S. can solve problems of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea.
"Emphasizing the importance of security in the Caspian Sea, the United States blackmails Iran, pulling it into the war. Given that this blackmail will be carried out through Azerbaijan, one can imagine what situation Azerbaijan will face then. But, the U.S. does not care," he said.
He noted that a certain activity is observed around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The United States and France also increased activity in the issue, and more influential states began to show interest in the settlement of the Karabakh problem.
But, Mr. Ahmedoglu said, Iran openly supports Armenia's position.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.