Azerbaijani political scientists: U.S. Congress's recognition of resolution on "Armenian genocide" would adversely affect Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 5 / Trend , M.Aliyev/
The deterioration of
U.S. relations with Turkey, Congress's recognition of the resolution on the so-called "Armenian genocide" will also bring to deterioration of U.S. relations with Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani political scientist Zardusht Alizadeh.
U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs adopted the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide." Resolution was adopted with 23 pros and 22 cons of congressmen.
According to Alizadeh, after the decision of the U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs, establishing Turkish-Armenian relations have got into a deadlock that will affect the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict solution.
"Every time after raising this issue, different U.S. presidents achieved to ensure that Congress did not vote for it. But even if this does not happen now, and the U.S. will take any sanctions against Turkey, Turkey also has the possibility of imposing sanctions, as it is a state capable of protecting its interests," said Alizadeh.
According to political scientist Rasim Agayev, continued manipulation of the American Congress over "Armenian genocide" will affect not only Turkish-Armenian relations, but also the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, since it will bring a serious blow to the negotiation process and serious distrust will appear towards the United States.
At the same time, Agayev sees U.S. Congress committee's using the Armenian myth of the "genocide" as commercial subtext. "The Armenian lobby pays for this, but at the last moment it breaks down, and the Congress gains an additional source of income," said Agayev. Consequently, in his opinion, the resolution is "stuck somewhere in the Congress."
The analyst considers this U.S. foreign policy as ambiguous. "On the one hand, the Americans are pushing Turkey and Armenia for talks, so they open the border and normalize relations with it and on the other hand - the Congress is going to adopt a resolution under which Turkey will be presented to the claim. In these conditions, the normalization of relations can not be real," political scientist said.