September 27, 2010 - 19:30 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Chairman of the NKR NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Vahram Atanesyan said that, in his opinion, the field assessment mission of the OSCE Minsk Group due October 4-14 in the territories around NKR will give nothing to the Karabakh conflict settlement, as it is a secondary matter.
“We would not have faced the current situation, if it were not for the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against the self-determined Nagorno Karabakh,” Atanesyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.
At the same time, Atanesyan expressed a wish that the OSCE assessment mission visits observation posts on the contact line of the Azerbaijani and NKR armed forces.
“The main goal of the OSCE Minsk Group should be prevention of hostilities resumption, but not the assessment of a humanitarian situation, which is already clear. The situation should not go beyond the international community’s control,” noted Atanesyan.
He added that if the mediators want to assess the humanitarian situation, they should implement it on a parity basis, as there are Karabakh’s territories occupied by Azerbaijan.
From the other side, Atanesyan said that the only positive aspect of the assessment mission will be refutation of Azerbaijan’s accusations concerning burial of nuclear waste of Metsamor NPP in these territories or operation of camps of the Kurdish Labor Party there. “Thus, the mission will get evidences that these accusations are just a myth. These territories were liberated as a result of hostilities, while Azerbaijan should explain the international community as to why its population has become a victim of the Azerbaijani authorities’ militaristic policy,” said Vahram Atanesyan.