Azerbaijan delays peace talks with Armenia for unclear reasons, warns Armenian Speaker of Parliament
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. Azerbaijan has been delaying peace talks with Armenia for unclear reasons, Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan has said.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Simonyan said that Azerbaijan has been avoiding a number of different formats of the talks.
“I don’t understand why Azerbaijan has been avoiding various formats. First, they accused France, then they accused Brussels, they rejected some format, and then they rejected the Washington format. I honestly don’t understand what this kind of delay would give Azerbaijan and the region, when they are speaking about peace on one hand, and on the other hand they are avoiding the peace treaty that is already very close to reality, if you will,” Simonyan said.
Speaker Simonyan emphasized that Armenia has already drawn its red lines, such as Armenia’s territory of 29,800 square kilometers.
“The red line is drawn, that not a single piece of Armenia’s sovereign territory will be given up. They often speak about, for example, the four villages, but we have thirty-one villages that are either partially or entirely under Azerbaijani occupation. Now we must talk about the thirty-one villages,” Simonyan said.