YEPIFANTSEV: EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE TO PREVENT SYRIA FROM SPLITTING
14:59 18/09/2013 ” POLITICS
In all probability, everything possible will be done for Syria
to maintain its territorial integrity and not to split. However,
Syria’s political system may change and Assad may step down,
political scientist, expert on Caucasus Andrey Yepifantsev said at
the Moscow-Tbilisi-Yerevan spacebridge in Yerevan.
According to him, a change of the situation in Syria could damage
the interests of Turkey and Israel because Turkey faces the Kurdish
problem and Turkish PM Erdogan fears that it may sharpen.
“Everything must be done to prevent Syria from splitting,” Yepifantsev
said, adding that after Syria, the next target may be Iran which
cannot resist an attack from the U.S. and its allies.
“Azerbaijan may wish to join the coalition against Iran in exchange
for some dividends, including a possibility of attacking Karabakh or
some territories in the Turkish-populated regions of northern Iran,”
the expert said.
From: A. Papazian