BAKU: U.S. predicts start of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2017

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U.S. predicts start of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2017

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates addressed the Senate with detailed report "Global Challenges".

In it, Coates predicts resumption of large-scale hostilities in the Caucasus.

"Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions relating to Nagorno Karabakh reappeared in April 2016. Moreover, parties’ refusal to make mutual concessions and internal pressure suggest that large-scale military actions can repeat in 2017 as well," Coates thinks.

In his opinion, among the reasons that may force Azerbaijan to go on the aggravation is worsening of the situation in the Azerbaijani economy.

"Growing internal tension and intensification of struggle for power await Azerbaijan this year," Coates said.

He did not bring any serious arguments in favor of his version.

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