March 6, 2007 - 13:53 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- "Anyhow, there will be a U.S. attack on Iran, the whole matter is how it will be fulfilled," political scientist Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan
stated to a news conference in Yerevan. He said, The United States has worked out three directions, which are supposed to be acted in case of military operations. "The first way is "target bombings" like in Belgrade, when industrial objects and infrastructure of the country are being destroyed. The second is direct land invasion like in case of Iraq. And finally, the third variant is the "traditional" one- that is, to create destabilization within the country, to set at variance between Turkish speaking and Iranian speaking Persians and to set a pro-American regime in the country," he stressed. In this regard the Armenian political scientist noticed that in case of latter variant Azerbaijan's role increases rapidly, with the Southern border of which resides the Turkish speaking population of Iran, totally 12-16 million people. "And just Azeri FM Elmar Mamedyarov's coming visit to Washington relates to Azerbaijan's possible participation in the solution of Iranian problem," Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan said.
As to Armenia, in his opinion, in case of any situation she will be the loser. "Whatever the United States decides towards Iran, Armenia's isolation will be full. Unfortunately, Armenian cannot change anything here. But we have a very influential Diaspora, which must take measures not allow full isolation of the country," he said, adding that US's treatment towards Armenia is the most loyal. "We cannot ignore the fact that only Armenia is allowed to trade with Iran," Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan told.