NO PROGRESS EXPECTED IN KARABAKH PROCESS UNLESS RUSSIA DECLINES, BAKU SAYS

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.08.2008 15:04 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ No progress should be expected from today's meeting
between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers in Moscow,
an Azeri political scientist said.

"Practice has shown that such meetings do not bring the positions
closer. The point is that Russian doesn't want resolution of the
Nagorno Karabakh conflict. This meeting is Kremlin's attempt to look
like a successful mediator," Vafa Guluzade said.

"It was Russia that got Armenia to occupy 20 percent of Azerbaijani
territory. Now, it tries to paint Armenia as an aggressor and organizes
meetings between Armenian and Azeri Ministers. Neither Karabakh
nor any other conflict in CIS, will not be resolved unless Russia -
with its imperial manners - declines," Guluzade said, 1news.az reports.

Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov met today in Moscow on
initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress