Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:
International community needs to take confirmation for Armenia's statement about a nuclear weapon, Matthew Bryza, the former US assistant secretary for South Caucasus and former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend May 11.
Earlier, Armenia's former prime minister, MP Hrant Bagratyan said during a press conference that Armenia has a nuclear weapon.
Asked by journalists to clarify his remarks, Bagratyan said Armenia has an opportunity to create a nuclear weapon.
"It is quite an extreme statement," said Bryza. "In my experience, when someone is saying something quite extreme, it is not true."
"This statement needs to be confirmed," he added.
Bryza recalled that Armenia has signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, and said that if Yerevan is going to take such a step, it will be violating the international law.
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