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Armenian diplomat: Aliyev will not dare fighting in Karabakh

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov. Photo: minval.az

Former deputy minister of foreign affairs of Armenia Arman Navasardyan believes that in the near future the Azerbaijani president will not resume military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to the diplomat, the geopolitical situation in the world is such that Ilham Aliyev does not dare to unleash a new war, reports newsarmenia.am. "Neither Russia, nor the United States, nor even Turkey are interested in creating a new hot spot in the region," Navasardyan said at a press conference on Monday.

According to the diplomat, along with this, one should take into account that Azerbaijan will not give up provocations on the contact line. He also called to pay special attention to the active military presence of Turkey in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, which borders with the south-west of Armenia.

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"The Azerbaijani side will not give up provocations on the contact line of the troops. At the same time, it is worthwhile to closely monitor what is happening in Nakhichevan, which is arming at a fast pace, while it is armed by both Azerbaijan and Turkey; it accumulates both troops and weapons there," Navasardyan said.

As EADaily noted earlier, according to some sources, about 20,000 servicemen are based in Nakhichevan (with a total army of 67,000 Azerbaijani soldiers), about 400 armored vehicles, dozens of aircraft, air defense systems, and artillery systems, including the Smerch MLRS. Last June, joint Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises were held here. Nakhichevan is the closest part of the territory of Azerbaijan to the Armenian capital. The distance to Yerevan is less than 90 km.

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