Gagik Harutyunyan, `Azerbaijani foreign policy has failed'

YEREVAN, AUGUST 27, ARMENPRESS: The Azerbaijani foreign policy has
failed, Director of `Noravank' foundation Gagik Harutyunyan said today
at a meting with journalists, adding that some part of the Azerbaijani
society has the impression that Azerbaijan has become a small toy in
the hand of big powers. Among the failed directions of the Azerbaijani
foreign policy Mr. Harutunyan pointed out that the country has
unfriendly relations with Iran, freezing is noticed in relations with
Russia, and even in relations with Turkey Azerbaijan does not get what
it would like.

According to military expert Davit Jamalyan, Azerbaijan uses 2 main
theses in its information field, first, Azerbaijan is a rich country
and can take victory over Armenia by obtaining weapon, and second, can
gain victory by the advantage of the population quantity.

`But after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's state visit and signing
of important contracts Azerbaijan can not think of easy victory any
more,' Mr. Jamalyan said, adding that now this country will try to
follow the path of discrediting contracts.

`Both in the South Caucasus and in the whole world some consensus is
noticed between Russia and USA,' Mr. Harutyunyan said, commenting on
the USA attitude toward the latest Armenian-Russian contracts.

From: A. Papazian