Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Erik Abrahamyan
Armenia still has no clear political program concerning its relations with Georgia and has in fact "given" that ally to Turkey and Azerbaijan, member of the Karabakh Committee, analyst Ashot Manucharyan told journalists on Saturday.
"Our authorities have no foreign political guidelines, no idea where to go. The only thing they care for is their own welfare," Manucharyan said.
He pointed out that Armenia is an independent state, so, nobody, including the EU, has the right to put it before an "either-or" choice. "If our authorities continue swaying to and fro, they may lose their allies, including Russia and may face sanctions like those imposed by the Kremlin on Georgia," Manucharyan said.
He advised the Armenian authorities to continue cooperating with Iran and criticized the United States' policy in the region, particularly, on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem. He said that this problem might have been solved long ago, were it not for the United States' interests.
"Armenia may eventually fall under the Americans' control and this would justify the size of their Yerevan-based embassy, wherefrom they will rule the whole country," Manucharyan said.