Azerbaijan tones down military rhetoric, expert says

Azerbaijan tones down military rhetoric, expert says

PanARMENIAN.Net - The situation with Nagorno Karabakh settlement remains stagnant, according to Caucasus Institute director.

As Alexander Iskandaryan told a news conference in Yerevan, though the situation stays unchanged, significant alterations in Azeri rhetoric have been observed.

“Baku’s militaristic propaganda has been toned down. Azerbaijan seems to have reconciled itself to the idea that Karabakh issue will take a long time to resolve,” the expert noted.

Further, the expert explained Baku's intention to build a protective wall along the contact line, by Azerbaijan's coming to terms with the reality. “You don't build a wall around a border if you mean to take it down soon,” Iskandaryan remarked.

According to earlier reports, Azerbaijan is planning on construction of a protective wall at the line of contact with NKR. According to Azeri media, a wall, 700 meters long and 3 meters tall, was already built near the village of Chyragly, bordering with Martakert province.

Azerbaijan has been considering construction of a wall “to protect itself from Armenian snipers” since 2006.

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