the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO) will not provide military support to the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) in the event of armed conflict with participation of the state. This was stated by head of the CSTO joint staff Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, reports “Sputnik Armenia”.
Jones said the organization has obligations to Armenia, so in the case of aggression against Yerevan other members of the CSTO will have its military support. On the NKR these obligations do not apply, he said.
Sidorov described the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone tense, but “not so much that Armenia and Azerbaijan took each other’s capital.” In addition, he noted that in Soviet times, the Azerbaijanis and the Armenians “lived in peace and harmony”. This, in his view, shows that, in the current conflict “could be resolved peacefully”.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, speaking at a Congress of the ruling party “New Azerbaijan”, called the political and strategic goal of “return to Yerevan”, which, according to him, is “the historical territory of Azerbaijanis”. Aliyev attributed to the historical Azerbaijani lands of the Erivan khanate (South-West and Central region) of Armenia, Zangezur and Gokca (lake Sevan in the East of Armenia).
“this should be known as our younger generation and the whole world. We, Azerbaijanis must return to this historic land. It is our political and strategic goal to which we should gradually approach”, — Aliyev said.
Ministry of foreign Affairs of Armenia accused Azerbaijan of the President of racism. “The statements of the Azerbaijani President, the state appeared on the political map of the world just 100 years ago, the territorial claims to Armenia. These statements, together with the repeated declarations that all Armenians are Azerbaijan’s enemies number one, once again demonstrates the racist nature of the ruling regime in Baku”, — said the press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Armenia Tigran Balayan.