Today, Azerbaijan
May 15 2010

Azerbaijani MP: In principle, a state called Armenia does not exist

15 May 2010 [14:12] - Today.Az

`It is not worth to take seriously statements of a person who is not
independent in his decisions,' Member of the Azerbaijani Milli Majlis
(Parliament) Bakhtiyar Sadigov said. He was commenting on Armenian
Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian's statements accusing Baku of not
fully accepting the Madrid Principles.

"In principle, a state called Armenia does not exist. There is an
outpost and military base under this name. With this in mind, it is
not surprising that Yerevan has not yet expressed its position on the
updated Madrid principles. Apparently, it has not received
instructions from its protector about this agreement,' the MP said.

`Though the Madrid principles do not fully coincide with Azerbaijan's
interests, it accepted them to moved forward negotiation process.
However, Armenia turned the two weeks, given to the country's
leadership to discuss this document, into a few months. Not instructed
by its patron, Armenia acted in a manner peculiar for it. It's all the
more convinced us that it is impossible to negotiate a peaceful
settlement to the Karabakh conflict," the MPs added.

'Delaying a peaceful resolution, the Armenian leadership is leading
the nation to a deep abyss. The population is already in poverty.
Recent developments indicate that Azerbaijan may take steps
alternative to peaceful negotiations with Armenia. We have every right
to do this' MP Sadigov noted.