(Armenia Now) Allegations about Armenia’s “nuclear capabilities” and even possession of some kind of an “A-bomb”, which have been strongly denied at the state level in Yerevan, have recently led to a real anti-Armenian hysteria in Azerbaijan where at different levels calls have been made for the international community to deal with the matter.
The speculation about the possibility of Armenia having nuclear capabilities was fueled after recent remarks by opposition MP Hrant Bagratyan, who, rather out of the blue, said at a press conference in Yerevan late last month that Armenia was capable of creating a nuclear weapon. […]
Political analyst Sergey Minasyan, who is deputy head of the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute, believes that the statements of Bagratyan are not appropriate at this moment.
“There is an issue of political commentary and political responsibility. I don’t think that a situation that turns a country into a target of different allegations is suitable [for Armenia]. On the other hand, it is a free society and everyone is entitled to freedom of speech,” said Minasyan, adding that the Azerbaijani side will try to use in its own favor “every slip of the tongue”, every statement of the Armenian side that could be interpreted in an ambiguous way.
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