United States Apply Double Standards Once More - Azerbaijani Politicians
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / The changes about Nagorno-Karabakh made in the US State Department's report on the state of human rights have lead to the cancellation of the visit of the Azerbaijani governmental delegation to the United States.
Politician Rasim Musabeyov, has stated that it is unusual to make changes to a published report due to any insistences. The changes, which do not correspond to the truth, were made in the report relating to an evident issue proves that the -Armenian lobby has a great impact upon the United States' policy. "The US officials are confident that Azerbaijan will continue its co-operation with Washington even if such alterations are made in the report," the expert added.
Musabeyov has said that the United States has stuck to a wrong policy by changing the report. Vardan Oskanian has affected the issue as well. "Oskanian is considered to be a pro-American representative in the present ruling elite of Armenia. The nomination of Oskanian at the forthcoming presidential elections is not ruled out," Musabeyov noted.
The expert has indicated that the alterations have been made in that part of the report relating to Armenia, and the part concerning Azerbaijan has remained unchanged. To apply a double standard on a single matter is ridiculous, he said.
He has noted that the postponement of negotiations scheduled for Washington harms not only the United States' plans relating to the region, but also relations between Azerbaijan and the country.
Politician Zardusht Alizadeh has stated that the changes are the result of a lengthy process. The experts of the State Department have arrived at the idea that Azerbaijan and Armenia do not seek the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "They believe that the parties are trying to suspend relations. For this reason the experts suggested to the government that the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh should not be mentioned in the report any more," Alizadeh has said. According to the expert, the alterations will not seriously affect the relationship between Azerbaijan and the United States.
Politician Rustam Mammadov has noted that the bonds between the two countries are on high level and added that the United States always applies a double standard in its policy. "The United States does not see Armenia as its future ally. However, Washington seeks to make the country pursue a pro-western policy. The changes in the report were made in order not to let the Armenians turn their back on the United States," Mammadov said.
He noted the readiness of Azerbaijan to become an ally for the United States. However, Washington's goal is to bring Armenia out of Russia's control.