Politics 14:48 15/09/2021 Region

Armenian government does not show determination and acts in the status of an observer - Iranian media

Iranian Pars Daily outlet has reflected on the situation occurred on Goris-Kapan roadway in southern Syunik province of Armenia where the Azerbaijani officers have installed a police checkpoint and levy road and transit fees from Iranian trucks traveling to Armenia. 

"Azerbaijan has disrupted the traffic on Goris-Kapan roadway for the second time in the past month. Last time, Azerbaijan kept the road blocked for two days, while this time Azerbaijani officers inspect the Iranian trucks and check the documents of drivers, at the same time demanding 130 USD for permission to continue the road." said the source. 

According to the source, it is noteworthy that the National Security Service of Armenia has confirmed the report, saying negotiations are underway to solve the issue. It reminds that a week ago during a cabinet session Pashinyan declared that the Azerbaijani Republic wanted to get road access to Nakhijevan Autonomous Republic, yet Armenia insisted that the proposed roadway should be inspected and that tolls must be levied for the traffic through the road. Despite the fact that Armenia's position on this seems quite logical, the matter is that Pashinyan lacks any leverage to use against Azerbaijan and make the precondition for Armenia a working mechanism as all leverages for pressure were conceded in the November 9 document and no attempt has been made to create new leverages. 

On the other side, Azerbaijan invaded the territory of Armenia, citing old maps from the Soviet times and apart from previous leverages got control of the 20 km section of Iran-Armenia roadway. Baku next showed its determination though blocking the interstate road, connecting Iran to Armenia for two days. 

The police checkpoint was placed days ago and judging from the reaction of Armenian officials on social media the key message was 'that is not a problem as Azeris have installed a checkpoint on a territory belonging to them.' 

Two days ago reports emerged in Azerbaijani media about Iranian trucks entering Stepanakert. Baku condemned the move and demanded to ban the entry of Iranian vehicles what it called to its territory. This is in a situation when according to the November 9 ceasefire statement, Stepanakert is not part of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and remains under the control of Russian peacekeepers. On the other side, some pro-Azerbaijani analytics in Baku point to the fact that Azerbaijan allows Russian trucks and goods enter Stepanakert from Gyanja and Barda, yet prevent Iranian vehicles from traveling through the area being afraid to reveal 'the Zionist presence' in those areas to Iran. 

"It is more noteworthy that the government of Armenia does not show determination in this respect and has acted in the status of an observer thus far. All the restrictions put on Armenian-Iran road are similar to the transit model proposed by Pashinyan for Azerbaijan-Nakhijevan road, which are customs control and duties. This is in case when just couple of months ago the interstate road was completely under Armenia's control with no restriction on traffic," the source said.  

It reminded that spokesperson at Iranian foreign ministry commented yesterday on the situation, suggesting his country had adopted a balanced policy over the matter. 

"Iran's president Rayisi's foreign policy is in prioritizing relations with neighboring countries, and Armenia plays a major role in this. This is the case both in terms of bilateral trade relations and through cooperation with Eurasian Economic cooperation, as Armenia is the only neighboring country through which the trade with the Union is implemented. The disruption of traffic on Armenia-Iran road will mean to refuse not only from 400 mln trade but also to seriously endanger the trade with the Eurasian Economic Union. 

"According to experts, as long as Iran has not used leverages such as Bile Savar-Nakhijevan road, as the only road connecting Azerbaijan to Nakhijevan and has not increased customs duties in response to ongoing developments, these actions of Azerbaijan would continue," the source said. 

 


Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

20:23
Mnatsakan Safaryan appointed Deputy FM
Mnatsakan Safaryan was appointed on Wednesday Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia according to the decree signed by Nikol Pashinyan. The...
19:43
Passengers of Yerevan-Istanbul flights to be exempt from “air tax” - Armenpress
Passengers using the Yerevan-Istanbul flights will be exempt from the “air tax” – a state duty usually included in the price...
18:49
Armenian FM highlightes the position of Luxembourg in support of the Armenians of Artsakh
Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is on an official visit in Luxembourg, held a meeting on Wednesday with the President of the...
17:56
Georgia reports 17,530 new cases of coronavirus
Georgia has reported 17,530 new Covid-19 cases, 5,087 recoveries, and 39 deaths in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate for the past 14 days...
16:36
Viva-MTS: Energy-efficient modern lighting system introduced in Arpi settlement
An important infrastructural issue has been solved in the Arpi, a settlement located next to the Yerevan-Goris highway, Viva-MTS reports, since...
16:00
European court rules Turkey violated journalist's human rights
Nearly three years after German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel was released from prison in Istanbul, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)...
15:05
Austria to lift lockdown for unvaccinated people
Austria will end its lockdown for unvaccinated residents next Monday — one day before a COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect in the...
14:58
Pro-government MP to opposition candidate: 'I’ll spit on your face, you're no different from a donkey, you jerk'
At a special meeting of the Armenia parliament’s Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sports on...
13:55
Artsakh reports 17 daily Covid cases
Artsakh confirmed 17 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday, January 26. In total, 108...
13:35
Two-thirds of people with Omicron in England have already had Covid
Two-thirds of people recently infected with the Omicron variant say they had already had Covid previously, BBC News reports. The...
13:20
Karin Tak heroic battle took place exactly 30 years ago
Today, January 26, marks the 30th anniversary of the heroic battle for the Artsakh village of Karin Tak, Colonel Senor Hasratyan, former...
12:43
Nikol Pashinyan tests positive for Covid-19
Nikol Pashinyan has tested positive for Covid-19, the Armenian government said in a statement on Wednesday. He has self-isolated and has...
12:24
Board of Trustees of Shushi Technological University Foundation holds meeting
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shushi Technological University Foundation took place on Wednesday with the participation of President...
11:53
Armenian expert: Baku was not an Azerbaijani city even in late 19th century
Baku was not an Azerbaijani city even at the end of the 19th century, Armenian expert on Iran Vardan Voskanyan claims. "Despite the...
11:31
Armenia reports 1,931 new Covid cases on Jan. 26
Armenia has confirmed 1,931 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 355,662 as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 26,...
11:09
Georgia judge approves special grand jury for Trump probe
A judge in Georgia on Monday approved the creation of a special grand jury to assist in collecting testimony as part of a criminal investigation...
10:57
Armenian writer and ex-political prisoner Meruzhan Hovhannisyan dies at 82
Armenian writer, dissident and former political prisoner Meruzhan Hovhannisyan has died at the age of 82 after long illness, Aravot.am broke the...
10:33
Armenian ombudsman discusses human rights issues with French ambassador
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan on Tuesday met with French Ambassador to Armenia Anne Louyot to discuss issues...
10:15
Pfizer and BioNTech start trials of new Omicron-specific vaccine
Pfizer and BioNTech have started clinical trials of a new Covid vaccine which targets the Omicron variant, BBC News reports. The...
20:30
World Aquatics Championships postponed again
The World Aquatics Championships have been postponed for a second time because of coronavirus concerns, BBC Sport reports. The event,...
20:15
Remains of another fallen soldier found during Artsakh search operations
An Artsakh search and rescue team on Tuesday found the remains of another fallen soldier as a result of the search operations for casualties of...
19:55
Opposition MP accuses Pashinyan of hiding data on president's citizenship
Opposition Hayastan faction MP Agnesa Khamoyan on Tuesday accused Nikol Pashinyan of hiding data on resigned President Armen Sarkissian’s...
19:12
Agents of SHIELD actor Vachik Mangassarian dies at 78
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor Vachik Mangassarian has died of Covid complications at the age of 78, Daily Mail reports. He...
18:53
Eurovision 2022: Armenia to perform in first semi-final
Armenia will perform in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on 10 May, according to the results of a draw which took place...
18:24
Hayastan faction to announce its decision on presidential candidate soon, secretary says
The opposition Hayastan parliamentary faction is discussing the issue of nominating a presidential candidate, its secretary Artsvik Minasyan...
17:32
ANCA: Azerbaijan’s embassies around the world are 'less diplomatic missions and more ATMs'
Azerbaijan’s embassies around the world are “less diplomatic missions and more ATMs”, the Armenian National Committee of...
17:13
Turkey reportedly plans to launch flights to various regions of Armenia
Ankara intends to launch flights to various regions of Armenia and expand trade relations with Yerevan, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on...
16:56
MP: Hayastan faction submitted two applications to Constitutional Court
The opposition Hayastan faction submitted two applications to the Constitutional Court of Armenia in the recent past, MP Aram Vardevanyan said...
16:30
Artsakh villagers briefly blocked the way for Azerbaijani convoy
Residents of the village of Karmir Shuka in Artsakh’s Martuni region on Tuesday briefly blocked a road, where an Azerbaijani convoy...
15:46
Court hearing in Kocharyan's case postponed
The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, presided over by judge Anna Danibekyan, on Tuesday postponed the hearing in the case of second...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}