The West is in favor of the so-called Syunik corridor if it is not under Russian control, international analyst Suren Sargsyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
"But there is also the Iranian factor here, so the U.S. could have an interest in this road as well," Sargsyan said.
Asked whether the West is ready to introduce peacekeeping troops in case of withdrawal of Russian troops on Azerbaijan's demand, he said the most important principle of sending peacekeeping troops in international law is the consent of the parties.
"If both sides agree, a peacekeeping mission can be deployed, whether under a UN or OSCE mandate. Even if there is a desire on the part of the EU, UN or anybody else, the consent of the parties is necessary first of all.
"Will Azerbaijan agree that the Russians will leave in two years and someone else will come? Here we can say unequivocally that Azerbaijan will not give such consent. The Russians will even have problems with the extension. They will look for reasons for extending this term, and they have very few reasons for that," the expert concluded.