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Armenia Considers UN Security Council Application as Potential Tool: Pashinyan

Nikol Pashinyan

Amid ongoing discussions surrounding the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) crisis, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed the possibility of seeking intervention from the United Nations Security Council. Speaking during a press conference on July 25, Pashinyan shed light on Armenia's approach to utilizing international organizations to address the pressing matter.

In response to a question about why Armenia has not yet approached the UN Security Council regarding the Artsakh issue, Prime Minister Pashinyan emphasized that applying to the Security Council is indeed part of their potential strategy. He explained, "Applying to the UN Security Council is one of our possible tools. Work is underway in that direction, and we are in contact with both permanent and non-permanent member states of the Security Council."

Pashinyan acknowledged that the process of applying to the UN Security Council itself is relatively straightforward, noting, "There is no difficulty in applying to the UN Security Council; you can do so within just one hour." However, he highlighted that the challenge lies in the potential outcomes of such an application and the decisions that may follow.

"The crux of the matter is not just the act of applying, but the subsequent decision-making process. We must consider the likelihood of a decision being adopted and the nature of that decision," Pashinyan explained. He emphasized that while the UN Security Council is both an implementational and political body, applying to it on an issue as complex as Artsakh requires thorough preparation and extensive discussions with member states.

Pashinyan reiterated the importance of a well-prepared approach, one that takes into account the intricacies of the political landscape and fosters comprehensive dialogue among member states.


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