AZERBAIJAN'S STATEMENT ABOUT POSSIBILITY OF GAS SALE ONLY TO RUSSIA MAY BE A REACTION TO THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH OSSETIA

arminfo
2008-09-02 16:39:00

ArmInfo. Azerbaijan's statement about possibility of gas sale only to
Russia may be a reaction to the conflict in South Ossetia, deputy of
the Armenian parliament from RPA Gagik Minasyan told journalists today.

He also added that Azerbaijan may also leave 'Nabukko' project, as
Azerbaijani Foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov said over his visit to
Turkey on 29 August. In all probability such refusal is conditioned
by development of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, Minasyan said.

Minasyan also said that over the last two weeks Azerbaijani authorities
have taken into consideration a circumstance that any conflict in the
South Caucasus threatens stability in the whole region. 'Over the
last ten days position of the Azerbaijani press regarding Russia's
participation in the South Ossetian conflict has stopped being sharply
negative , when NATO was the only guarantor of national security of
Azerbaijan. At present they have started taking into consideration
other aspects of the situation created in the region', - Minasyan said.