USA Can Be A Potential Moderator In NKR Conflict Settlement Issue


12.06.2009 18:40 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Russia does not possess enough resources to act
as a moderator in Armenian-Azeri relations, Russian politologist,
National Strategy Institute founder Stanislav Belkovski stated.

According to him, despite Armenia and Azerbaijan are not refusing to
meet through intermediary of Russia, it’s mediation in NKR conflict
settlement can’t be effective. According to politologist, USA can be
a potential moderator in this issue. "I believe, Turkey or EU could
play a certain role, but still it would be less than USA’s," he added.

"Turkey, which is ruled by Islamists, seeks to play a greater role
in the region. In particular, Turkey is rapidly improving its ties
with Armenia", noted the political scientist.

This also reflects its attempts to become a moderator in the resolution
of the Karabakh conflict.

"Turkey is doomed to become one of the participants of the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict settlement strategy", concluded Belkovski.

As for Iran’s capabilities as a mediator, Belkovski stated that it
is yet too early to speak about it, as a global power like USA is
not interested in it. "This is why Iran can influence Azerbaijan
and Armenia only thorough some secret diplomacy or economy. Still,
Iran won’t manage to become a regional moderator," he noted.

"In near future, the situation with NKR conflict settlement will
not be significantly changed. None of potential moderators can take
a decisively pro- Azerbaijani or pro-Armenian position. Besides,
absence of regional leader seriously affects the situation,"
cited Belkovski as saying.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS