Reason of not signing peace treaty with Azerbaijan is mutual distrust, says Pashinyan

 12:22, 16 November 2023

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has explained why Armenia is not signing a peace treaty with Azerbaijan when, as he said earlier, the principles of the treaty are agreed upon.

“By and large the reason is the distrust between the sides, because every time, we see in Azerbaijan’s statements and certain actions, and perhaps they see in ours, intentions to abandon agreements and plan aggressive actions, which negatively impacts the text work of the peace treaty,” Pashinyan said.

He said that several other key issues are yet to be clarified, one of which is the development of a mechanism for overcoming the possible misinterpretations of the content of the peace treaty.

“Unfortunately that’s the reality, that sometimes every sentence can be interpreted differently, therefore we must have very clear interpretations as to how we will overcome it in case of differing interpretations. The other [issue] is the creation of security guarantees, so that no escalation will be possible after the signing of the peace treaty,” Pashinyan said.

PM Pashinyan said his administration intends to intensify diplomatic and political work to overcome these issues.

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