Peter Tase: Pashinyan's Karabakh provocations lead to chaos
Aggressive behavior of new Armenian authorities under leadership of Nikol Pashinyan only makes situation inside the republic more uncontrollable, negatively affecting stability of the entire South Caucasus, American expert on international relations, Peter Tase, sain today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on Pashinyan's latest statements on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.
"Pashinyan's provocative rhetoric against Baku is inappropriate and aggressive, it will ultimately lead to more chaos and unrest inside and outside of Armenia," political scientist said.
New Yerevan's foreign policy looks especially strange because it doesn't expand circle of Armenia's allies, on the contrary, it just narrows it, while Azerbaijan continues to strengthen its regional and international ties, Peter Tase noted.
"While Pashinyan repeats the same uncompromising statements over and over again, President of Turkey strengthens friendly, mutually beneficial relations with Azerbaijan," he said.
According to Tase, Russia has key role as mediator in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. That's why Moscow will likely take more steps to make new Yerevan less aggressive.
"Russia is able to convince Armenian government that it's necessary to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and comply with international law," Peter Tase concluded.