Decision of the French Senate is the new dimension of immorality in international relations

The French Senate's adoption of the resolution proposing to the government to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh caused controversy. Sociologist and International Relations Expert Dr. Bahlul Aliyev from Istanbul Gelisim University said: "This decision of the French Senate represents the transition to a new phase of immorality in the history of international relations.”

Decision of the French Senate is the new dimension of immorality in international relations


Stating that the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh is not a matter of debate, Dr. Aliyev said: "The status of Nagorno-Karabakh has never been evaluated outside the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The resolutions 822, 853, 874, 884 of the UN Security Council are the most important indicators that Nagorno-Karabakh is recognized within the internationally accepted borders of the Azerbaijan Republic. Thus, Nagorno-Karabakh is not just any disputed region, on the contrary, it is the Azerbaijani territory that has been under occupation for nearly 30 years and liberated from the occupation again by the 44-day Homeland War of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces. The status quo, which has been mentioned so far and offered as the only alternative, has now been disrupted. The Azerbaijani Army alone implemented the UNSC resolutions. So any independence is unacceptable even to be discussed.”


Emphasizing that the decision taken by the French Senate is not binding at all, Dr Aliyev said: “There are 4 important factors behind this decision taken by the French Senate. First of all, France is trying to repair its prestige, which is shaken day by day. Developing a new pressure mechanism for Azerbaijan in order to show itself as an important actor in the region after Azerbaijan has ensured its territorial integrity is another dimension. In addition, a strong Armenian lobby operates in France, which finances important politicians, statesmen and thus can pressure them. With this decision, the desire to satisfy their hearts is one of the main factors. The last and most important factor was to conceal the war crime committed by France against Azerbaijan during the Homeland War and to prevent any future claims by the Azerbaijani side on this issue. Because it is no longer a secret that a large number of French citizens have come voluntarily and with state support to fight in the Armenian ranks in Karabakh.”


Stating that the aforementioned decision is not a binding document, Dr. Aliyev said: “This decision of the Senate is a proposal to the French government and it has no binding and sanction power. It is nothing more than embarrassing speculation. With this, France not only shows how degenerate it is as a state, but also paints the painful picture of diplomatic burnout. State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, pointed to the absurdity of the decision and stated that ‘Recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh is absurd and it will not benefit anyone and it is also against the policy of France’.”


Assessing the reaction of Azerbaijan to the accepted decision, Dr. Aliyev completed his words as follows: “For Azerbaijan, this decision is nothing but a piece of paper as stated by the assistant to president of the Azerbaijan Republic, Hikmet Hajiyev. Although it has no binding and validity, even the discussion of this issue at the Senate level shows the extent of immorality and represents the transition to a new phase of immorality in French politics.”

Edited date: 27.11.2020
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