NOVRUZ MAMMADOV:IF YEREVAN LEAVES TALKS, BAKU WILL TAKE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH
вЂњThe last statement by Hamlet Gasparian, a spokesman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry, concerning the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is nothing else than diplomatic tricks and maneuvers,вЂќ Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relations Division of the PresidentвЂ™s Apparat, told Trend.
Gaspiarian has recently stated that "our [ArmenianвЂ™s] position remained unchanged вЂ" if Azerbaijan raises any issue at the UN, Armenia will leave the negotiation process in the solution to Karabakh conflict and Baku will be obliged to continue the talks directly withвЂќ Khankandi.
He was commenting on the inclusion of the issue on situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan in the agenda of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly.
В"The messages are based on ArmeniaвЂ™s concerns. The point is that AzerbaijanвЂ™s position on the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict has been consolidated and gained more and ore support from the international organizations and different countries.
The inclusion of the issue on situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan in the agenda of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly is a logical end of such position. This is our right,В" Mammadov underlined.
According to Mammadov, Armenia sees that AzerbaijanвЂ™s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict gained more and more support in the international public and tries to threaten Azerbaijan through cessation of talks.
В"Firstly, it is not so easy to move aside the talks. The Azerbaijani lands are still under occupation and talks on the settlement of the conflict continues. Armenia today is in an uneasy state and it might look for the reasons.
Secondly, if Armenia intends to leave the negotiation process and Yerevan officially states on it, then we will find an opportunity to talks to the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh,вЂќ Mammadov underscored.