AGGRESSION AGAINST A CSTO MEMBER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AGGRESSION AGAINST WHOLE ORGANIZATION
JU LY 23
According to the Collective Security Treaty, aggression against one
of the Organization member-states is considered as aggression against
all CSTO members. Nikolay Bordyuzha, the CSTO Secretary General,
stated answering Noyan Tapan’s question about threats to Armenia
voiced by Azerbaijan. "Agreement on special assistance to a state
undergoing aggression operates within the framework of CSTO. In case
one of the states undergoes aggression by third countries, naturally,
the mechanism of providing assistance will be used," he said.
According to N. Bordyuzha, CSTO treats quietly Armenia’s cooperation
with NATO and training planned in the country within the framework of
that organization. He said that any state has a right to solve such
issues on its own. Meanwhile the CSTO Secretary General expressed
confidence that mechanical expansion of NATO will not result in rise
of stability in the world. "There are also other ways of creating
collective security systems both in Europe and in the whole world,
and they should use these variants and not involve them mechanically
and sometimes just thrust membership to NATO upon some states,"
N. Bordyuzha said.