Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who’s beneath fireplace, stated on Wednesday that he would step down instantly if it could assist Armenia’s points, however he thought it could make issues worse.
The strain on Pashinyan has elevated since neighbouring Azerbaijan took management of the Armenian-populated territory of Nagorno-Karabakh final month, as evidenced by his comment to an opposition member of parliament.
Since then, the vast majority of Karabakh’s inhabitants—greater than 100,000 folks—has fled and sought security in Armenia, a nation with a inhabitants of solely 2.8 million.
Since taking workplace in 2018, Pashinyan claimed that Armenia had all the time skilled difficulties.
“I’ll say it straight: If I know that, for example, by my resignation or removal all these challenges will be resolved, I’ll do it the very next second because, unlike you, I do not cling and have never clung to my chair,” the state information company Armenpress quoted him as saying.
“But all my analysis shows that this will lead to exactly the opposite result. And this is also the reason why it isn’t happening.”
The future of Nagorno-Karabakh, which the vast majority of Armenians view as a nationwide tragedy that has compelled them to depart ancestral territories, has prompted protesters to name for Pashinyan to resign.
Even though the ethnic Armenian majority within the area had loved de facto independence since seceding in a battle within the Nineteen Nineties after the autumn of the Soviet Union, the territory is accepted internationally as belonging to Azerbaijan.
Based on Azerbaijani state media, Pashinyan beforehand declared he would attend Thursday’s negotiations in Spain that have been being mediated by the European Union regardless of Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan pulling out.
Prior to now 30 years, the 2 neighbours have engaged in two wars over Karabakh, and regardless of efforts by the EU, the US, and Russia, they haven’t but agreed to signal a peace deal.
(With company inputs)