Nikol Pashinyan calls on UN to prohibit him from using force against Azerbaijan

Nikol Pashinyan calls on UN to prohibit him from using force against Azerbaijan

The third speech of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the UN turned out to be the Armenian "revolutionary" leader's direct appeal to the international community with a request to keep him from military provocations against Azerbaijan.

Pashinyan's message, recorded for a meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN, turned out to be more restrained than the previous ones, he did not try to accuse Azerbaijan of the Armenian army's crimes and ascribe to Baku the nationalist ideas of today's Yerevan. The Armenian prime minister tried to find softer language, but as a result, his speech sounded like self-accusation when he spoke about the role of the UN in preventing the use of force by states.

"One of the values of the UN system is the prohibition of the threat or use of force in international relations. This is the cornerstone of maintaining global peace and security, the most important precondition for sustainable development," Nikol Pashinyan stressed.

It should be reminded that it was Armenia that unleashed hostilities in Karabakh and captured 20% of the territory of Azerbaijan by force, conducted aggressive military rhetoric all these years, and as a result turned out to be the most militarized country in the post-Soviet space: 1.5 % of the citizens of the republic serve in the army, another 7% of the population are in the reserve. The change of power changed nothing, as threats by force, including promises to destroy Azerbaijan's infrastructure facilities, are heard from Yerevan on a regular basis, and the direct use of force in a significant amount was committed by the Armenian army this July, when its artillery batteries fired on Azerbaijani positions and peaceful villages on the state border.

The fact that Armenia started the July battles was recognized by its main ally, Russia, which refused to help the aggressor, which was requested by Yerevan through the CSTO. The summer military and political-diplomatic fiasco, however, did not stop Nikol Pashinyan, on the contrary, it stimulated him to look for other ways to increase threats to Azerbaijan - in August-September, the whole world watched as Armenia started organizing the militia, the formation of female military units, as well as the transfer of militant groups from the Middle East to the occupied territories. All these measures testify to one thing: the occupant of Azerbaijani lands is preparing for a new large-scale use of force.

In this regard, Nikol Pashinyan's words about prohibiting the threat of force and its use as a UN value sound like a hidden request to the international community not to allow him, the current Armenian leader, to continue this suicidal policy of escalating the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It is not without reason that he bluntly stated that the UN plays a central role in solving global and regional problems.

"The UN is not just 193 member states, it is more than a common platform to present national interests. It is the basis on which common interests are formed, a platform where people listen to each other. The UN also means the protection of human rights. Security is impossible without respecting human rights," the Armenian Prime Minister said, hinting at the violation by his republic of the rights of a million Azerbaijanis expelled from their homes, both in Armenia itself and in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

If Nikol Pashinyan's first speech at the UN was his attempt to assert himself and Armenia's "new order", and the second was a de facto refusal to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, then yesterday he tried to get off with routine phrases with a meaningful context, which turned against him eventually, because everyone interested in solving the Karabakh problem understands who threatens with force and uses it in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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