Heiko Langner: time has come for German Foreign Ministry to stop illegal quasi-diplomatic activity of so-called "NKR"
The time has come for the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to recognize and stop the illegal activities carried out in Germany by the so-called "NKR" (a puppet regime controlled by Yerevan in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan), Berlin political scientist Heiko Langner told Vestnik Kavkaza.
"The German Foreign Ministry’s demand for Nagorno-Karabakh to refrain from quasi-diplomatic activity in Germany is long overdue and must put an end to the absurd state of affairs. A state that does not exist, since it is not recognized by anyone, cannot maintain diplomatic representation abroad. This is clearly regulated in paragraph 132a of the Criminal Code. It also improves the basic conditions for peace talks of the OSCE Minsk Group, where Germany is represented. With its clear position, the German Foreign Ministry reaffirms the reality of the conflict, which means that the parties to the conflict are Armenia and Azerbaijan, "he explained.
"The attempt of Nagorno-Karabakh to declare itself an independent state has always served to mask the status of Armenia in international law as an aggressor in the interstate conflict with Azerbaijan. These attempts also serve the purpose of changing the format of the OSCE negotiations to enable Armenian separatists to veto the necessary peaceful compromises. This undermined the long-term efforts of Russia, which today is the most active mediator in the conflict among the three co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group,” the political scientist said.
"Apparently, the separatist regime has become the victim of its own provocative activities in Germany. The decisive position of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be explained by the lobbying activities of Nagorno-Karabakh along with certain members of the CDU government group in the German Bundestag, who forced their own government to give a diplomatic explanation. As a result, a final clarification of Germany’s position was obviously inevitable. In addition, the federal government certainly wanted to distance itself from a similar activity carried out by the right-wing nationalist Alternative for Germany, which repeatedly sent members of the Bundestag to observe the ‘elections’ in Nagorno-Karabakh, " he said.
”We hope, that in case of non-compliance, the federal government will take specific legal measures against those who act illegally in Germany as officials of this non-existent" state,” Heiko Langner concluded.