Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The political parties of Azerbaijan comment differently on the Russian President's proposal on the joint use of the Russian-leased Azerbaijan Gabala Radar Station with the US.
The opposition Musavat Party considers that the optimal variant for Azerbaijan is to liquidate the Station. If talks begin on the joint use of the Gabala Radar Station with the US, Azerbaijan should join the talks as the owner of the Station. "This issue should be considered under conditions of ensuring the security of Azerbaijan, including ecological, political and other interests," Musavat Party states.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Party considers that if the USA accepts the proposal of Russia, it will not affect the situation with the external threats and the risk of reactors increasing within the Country.
"If an agreement is reached on the joint use of the Station, Azerbaijan should use it in favor of itself and as a historical chance to fairly resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan should receive a guarantee from the leasing countries for providing the Station with the new technologies and ensuring the ecological and national interests of Azerbaijan," Azerbaijan Democratic Party states. If these conditions are not taken into consideration, the society of Azerbaijan should make an initiative to close the Station, the Party considers.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Reforms Party considers that the joint use of the Gabala Radar Station by two big countries fully corresponds to the interests of Azerbaijan and increases the strategic importance of the Country.