" Current conflicts are the outcomes of Western policy "

  23 October 2017    Read: 516
" Current conflicts are the outcomes of Western policy  "

If the West and the whole world had taken a fair approach to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the conflict had been resolved in time, most of the conflicts in the world perhaps would not exist today, Novruz Mammadov, assistant to Azerbaijan’s president for foreign policy issues, department head, said on Monday.

Mammadov said that in the early 1990s there were conflicts in 10 countries, while now conflicts exist in 50 countries.

"These conflicts have not emerged in the wake of the acts of small states. These came about especially as a result of the policy pursued by Western states,” the presidential assistant said.

According to Mammadov, it is now the same boomerang that is coming back to Europe, where there are a number of problems that may well give rise to separatism.

“Today they are faced with these problems because they once did not hold a fair position against separatism and instead supported it overtly and covertly. We had urged the countries now faced with separatism to state their stance against separatism. And now those same countries want us to express our position on separatism,” he added.

Mammadov underlined that Azerbaijan is against separatism in Spain.

“In Italy, two provinces want economic independence, which can be the first step towards separatism. In the UK there are problems like Ireland and Scotland. If they demonstrated fair positions instead of obeying geopolitical interests, there wouldn’t have been such cases nowadays. Therefore, it is hard to accurately predict the processes in Europe and throughout the world. Unfortunately, such a situation has emerged now,” the presidential assistant added.

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