BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 15. Establishing a
transport hall by means of using drive would provoke a powerful
response, mentioned James O’Brien, the US Assistant Secretary of State
for European and Eurasian Affairs, as he addressed the difficulty of the
Zangezur hall, a undertaking proposed by Azerbaijan, Trend studies.
This route goals to create a transportation hyperlink between
Azerbaijan’s mainland and its exclave, Nakhchivan, by traversing
Armenian territory. This hall emerged as a part of the trilateral
settlement following the 2020 second Karabakh battle.
“Any hall ought to solely be created with Armenia’s consent,
resulting in a transit growth for regional nations and world markets
as entry to specified items shall be ensured. A transport hall
created in some other means, by means of using drive, or involving
Iran, will face a resolute response,” O’Brien mentioned.
Here O’Brien hints at the truth that Azerbaijani officers have
repeatedly acknowledged that the nation is able to lay the Zangezur
hall by means of Iran, if Armenia delays this course of.
Additionally, the US State Department consultant suggests
that there must be an alternative choice to the Russian peacekeepers
stationed in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh as per the trilateral settlement.
He states that the US is ready to current an initiative, and
Azerbaijan and Armenia ought to have interaction in talks with the US. It
raises curiosity, why O’Brien’s thinks Azerbaijan is inquisitive about
US mediation in relation to controlling its sovereign
territories, and what negotiations with Armenia on this matter
may very well be thought-about?
President Ilham Aliyev has constantly burdened that Azerbaijan
has no plans to handle the Zangezur hall matter by means of
“We do not want a brand new battle. We have achieved what we wished, we
have restored worldwide legislation, we’ve got restored historic
justice, we’ve got restored our nationwide dignity, and we’ve got proven
the enemy the place it belongs,” mentioned President Ilham Aliyev, thereby
dispelling all considerations of Armenia and its Western allies about any
Regarding the transit route undertaking by means of Iran, Azerbaijan has
the suitable to autonomously decide its cooperation preferences
with different nations. Especially, since Azerbaijan and Iran are
at present properly cooperating on varied transit initiatives.
O’Brien appears to be trying interference in Azerbaijan’s
inner issues. The State Department consultant may very well be extra
efficient by urging Armenia to satisfy its long-standing guarantees
concerning regional communication, taking tangible steps for the
Zangezur hall, and signing a peace treaty with Azerbaijan. Baku
is not going to allow exterior imposition of choices, because it has
steadfastly resisted such affect previously.