BAKU REPEATING MISTAKES: YET ANOTHER RESOLUTION TO BE SHELVED
September 19, 2013 – 17:30 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan has, yet again, submitted draft
resolutions ‘Situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan’ and
‘Ongoing conflicts in the GUAM area and their impact on international
peace, security and development’ to be discussed at the 68th session
of the UN General Assembly, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.
In reality, it’s mush simpler: the resolutions that haven’t been passed
at previous UN sessions are automatically included into the agenda of
the next session, and so on. Especially resolutions that are likely
to be supported by Muslim countries only. To remind, Azerbaijan is a
non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, though the country
hasn’t distinguished itself in the least on this post, except with
empty words and absence of clear policy on Israeli-Palestinian issue
and Syria crisis.
It must be for this very reason that Baku believes it can submit any
resolutions, even the most absurd ones to the UN General Assembly. At
times it seems like Karabakh conflict is the only issue on Baku’s
foreign policy agenda. Yes, sometimes Azeri delegation does vote for
some resolution, with the decision dictated by the representatives of
the Islamic world. Here, the example with backing Palestine is quite
notable. Surely, one can buy weaponry from Israel but supporting it
at UN would be out of question.
But back to the resolutions. In themselves, they cannot decide
anything, nor do they gratify the pride of Azeri Foreign Ministry,
which finds more pleasure in blacklisting people and declaring
Azerbaijan the country of a victorious democracy. Same as the USSR –
the country of victorious socialism. UN, however, is turning into
an increasingly amorphous and non-constructive organization, with no
one to benefit from its resolutions.
The destiny of resolutions proudly mentioned by Baku is unenviable –
they’ll again be shelved till the next year. But even if the actual
vote takes place, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs – U.S., France and
Russia will vote against it, as they did in 2008. Back then, the
co-chairs thought the Azeri-submitted resolution to be ‘unilateral’
and detrimental to peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict.
Baku would do well to recall the events that occurred five years ago
and not submit the already failed resolution. However, as proved by
recent events, common sense is turning into an unaffordable luxury
for Azeri Foreign Ministry.
Karine Ter-Sahakian / PanARMENIAN.Net
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress