KARABAKH SETTLEMENT IS DECISIVE FOR CREATING GREAT CAUCUSES -ANALYST
- The most actual issues in the Transcaucasus region are its protracted conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Azerbaijani political analyst Rasim Aghaev has said in an interview with Regnum. However, the settlement of the Karabakh conflict is decisive in the implementation of the "Great Caucasus" - a project Aghaev claims the US is implementing to bring post-Soviet countries out of Russia's orbit of influence.
"If it is solved in Azerbaijan's favor, it means it will be hard for the Americans to solve those issues with Armenia, and vice versa," Aghaev said.
"I think the NK issue will be settlement together with the Armenia-Turkey normalization. A lot is being done in Turkey over that issue. We are at the threshold of major shifts," he explained.
Further, he said that in case the Karabakh conflict is settled the US is planning to unite all the countries in the South and North Caucasus at the Great Caucasus geographical area. Once this is done, Russia will lose that region for ever.
- 1961 The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR decides to rename the Stalin district of Yerevan as the Lenin district and the existing Lenin district to Ordjonikidze.
- 1968 Death of Meessak Torlakian.
- 1993 The UN Security Council, at its 3313th meeting, adopts resolution 884.