The PM Nikol Pashinyan posted an excerpt of interview with Public TV on his FB page on September 26, before the aggression unleashed by the enemy.
The Head of the Government noted that after the revolution onlytwo persons, he and the Foreign Minister, had the authority to negotiate over the Artsakh issue. Any other person had no authorization to hold a talks, that news are nonsense. The PM tsaid, that then director of NSS had some role of providing operative contact between him and Azarbaijani president, but had no right for talks.
Pashinyan referred to Aliyev’s announcement, according to which in Dushanbe he asked for time from Azerbaijani president for starting constructive negotiations. “But who really turned to whom in Dushanbe? In fact it was not me who appealed to Aliyev, but he addressed me with a request”, told Pashinyan. Prime Minister clarified that the Azerbaijani president asked him to refrain from speaking about Azerbaijan, as he was concerned that the wave of revolution could reach Azerbaijan as well.
“The revolution had just taken place in Armenia, the world was excited about it, in press was discussed that the revolution wave could reach Azerbaijan, and the president of Azerbaijan was concerned that speeches could promt some political processes in Azerbaijan. He asked me personally, I wrote down the Dushanbe agreements in my notebook, exactly what he said. I am pleased that the lives of the soldiers have been saved as a result. But the problem is that the President of Azerbaijan says that at that time he did not use opportunity and allowed the post-revolutionary government to take place.
Finally, it is clear that the issue of Artsakh is for the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan a way no to maintain the national interests of Azerbaijan, but to maintain its own power”, The Prime Minister emphasized.