The National daily published in UAE commented on Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents Munich meeting, mentioning President Aliyev’s warlike statement. “The negotiations come at a time of significant changes in the region,” the daily says.
The source quotes Svante Cornell, the research director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University in U.S., “There is a kind of panic where the Azeris are thinking that if they don’t get a solution now, they’ll never get anything. There is a clear sense of urgency. They want Armenia and the rest of the world to understand how they see things.”
According to the expert, urgency impelled Aliyev to speak about military means to the conflict solution. “It’s not that people are so happy about compromises or concessions,” Cornell underlined, adding, “But both sides see that if it doesn’t happen now, God knows what it could lead to.”