Pashinyan in deadlock – 168Hours

ARKA, Armenia

YEREVAN, March 12. /ARKA/. Analysts at 168Hours think that today’s emergency meeting of the Armenian National Security Council in Artsakh has been prompted by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ recent statement. 

In their opinion, the statement came as co-chairs’ response to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s proposal to include Artsakh (Karabakh) in the negotiation as part of it. 

They say that the co-chairs reject the Armenian premier’s proposal finding it an unacceptable attempt to change the present scheme of the talks.  

The media source hopes that the Armenian authorities have found themselves in a deadlock – on one side, Pashinyan can’t withdraw his proposal related to Artsakh’s participation in the talks, but on the other side, he can’t take part in the negotiation that omits this proposal. 

It will become known later what statement will be issued after the meeting. 

The newspaper also doesn’t rule out that the meeting is being held in a bid to give ahead of Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders’ meeting a false impression of Artsakh’s direct participation in the negotiations. –0—-