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Why is Pakistan the only country that does not recognise Armenia?

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  1. Iran worried about separatists of Azerbaijanis in Iran. It's always a tough job if there are minorities connected with foreign countries, ethnics.
  2. There are sea water dispute in Caspian Sea between Iran and Azerbaijan.
  3. Azerbaijani language is belongs to Turkic language family, so Iran will be wary the influence of Turkey on Iran border.
  4. Azerbaijan sought western support in post Soviet era. Iran worried about western especially US influence of Azerbaijan.
 

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  1. Iran worried about separatists of Azerbaijanis in Iran. It's always a tough job if there are minorities connected with foreign countries, ethnics.
  2. There are sea water dispute in Caspian Sea between Iran and Azerbaijan.
  3. Azerbaijani language is belongs to Turkic language family, so Iran will be wary the influence of Turkey on Iran border.
  4. Azerbaijan sought western support in post Soviet era. Iran worried about western especially US influence of Azerbaijan.
Basically, Iran is no angel in the region. Azerbaycan is the only Shia majority country which is an enemy state of Iran, it hurts their propaganda too of being the sole spokesperson of Shia'ism.

To be frank, Pakistan, second largest Shia population, is also moving away from Iranian influence due to politics.

Fractures are there in Holy City Najaf, Iraq also.


Azeri speaking areas of the Caucasus region.
 

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But why on Pakistani passport its mentioned that we cannot use it for going to Israel only. Why Armenia is not mentioned on it?
 

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We should recognize Armenia, our decision was not wrong initially bcoz Armenia was aggressor and in possession of Azeri lands, by doing this we did gain a good friend like Azerbaijan but its time to move on. We should recognize Armenia (the part which is not disputed with Azerbaijan) at right time with input of Azerbaijan. we should not talk about this amidst clashes, it doesn't sound good.
 
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The frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of Eurasia’s geopolitical time bombs just like Kashmir
Andrew Korybko | July 21, 2020




Pakistan is the only country in the world that doesn’t recognise the independence of Armenia. The South Caucasus country objectively exists and is a member of the UN, but Islamabad’s stance is a principled one practiced as a form of protest in response to Yerevan’s egregious human rights violations against the Azeris of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region. There are some very good reasons why Pakistan doesn’t recognise Armenia, and they’ll be touched upon briefly in this piece.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is at the core of Pakistan’s decision. This war lasted from 1988-1994 and remains frozen to this day. The Armenians of Azerbaijan’s then-Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (region) wanted to unite with their ethnic brethren in nearby Armenia in the twilight days of the USSR. This was a direct consequence of the widespread explosion of pent-up nationalist sentiment in the Soviet Union triggered by Gorbachev’s failed experiment with glasnost (“openness”).

The Armenian-Azeri conflict long precedes that period, however, but was kept under control by the Soviet authorities until the central government began to crumble in the late 1980s. Stalin placed the majority-Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh under Azerbaijan’s administrative control as part of his nationality policy that critics claim was implemented as a form of divide and rule. This was never a serious issue until the dissolution of the USSR seemed possible and its many minorities began worrying about their future.

The Armenian Armed Forces invaded Azerbaijan to support the local Armenians’ secessionist attempt. They won the war and the region has remained de-facto independent since then, but practically all of its Azeri residents were ethnically cleansed as a result. Interestingly, not even Armenia itself recognises the self-proclaimed independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding occupied regions that the local Armenians call “Artsakh”, though this is probably a political calculation since they’d be universally condemned if they did.

Four UNSC Resolutions (822, 853, 874, 884) were passed in 1993, all of which included calls for Armenia’s withdrawal from internationally recognised Azerbaijani territory. Suffice to say, Yerevan has refused to implement them. It did, however, express interest in the Madrid Principles that the OSCE’s Minsk Group proposed in 2007 and updated in 2009. Nevertheless, Armenia has claimed that its interpretation of these clauses differs from Azerbaijan’s and has thus indefinitely stalled any real implementation of these proposals.



The latest clashes along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border have returned global attention to this unresolved conflict. The author wrote about this recent outbreak of violence in his analyses titled “Don’t Fall For The Alt-Media Narrative On Armenia & Azerbaijan” and “Armenia, Azerbaijan Must Immediately Implement The Madrid Principles”, which should be skimmed by the reader if they’re interested in his interpretation of the contemporary geopolitical context in which this conflict is once again heating up.

To summarise, while Pakistan’s excellent relations with Azerbaijan and Turkey obviously played a role in its decision not to recognise Armenia, there was actually a lot more to it than just that. Pakistan doesn’t support the unilateral changing of international borders by force, nor does it agree with Armenia’s continued occupation of Azerbaijan. In addition, Pakistan is against Armenia’s refusal to implement UNSC Resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh and strongly condemns its ethnic cleansing of local Azeris there.

Few are aware of Pakistan’s principled position towards this conflict, but it would greatly improve its soft power appeal within the international Muslim community (“Ummah”) if Islamabad raised greater awareness of its stance among fellow Muslim countries. The frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of Eurasia’s geopolitical time bombs just like Kashmir and Palestine are, so Pakistan should make its position on the unresolved South Caucasus conflict just as well known as its approach towards the South Asian and Mideast ones already are.


WRITTEN BY:Andrew Korybko
The writer is an American Moscow-based political analyst specialising in the relationship between the US strategy in Afro-Eurasia, China’s One Belt One Road global vision of New Silk Road connectivity, and Hybrid Warfare. He tweets at @AKorybko.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necassarily reflect the views and policies of the Express Tribune.

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Armenia is an ancient nation while Pakistan is a new nation so nobody really care about recognizinitiin from Pakistan.
 

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We have the correct stance here, others should join us.
Hilarious....It's like I m the only fool standing alone, others should join us.....

The answer to the title is, Lack of vision, poor Strategic Thinking and loads of Ego found in Pakistan' ruling elites/policy-makers.....
 

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Armenia now support India on Kashmir cause .....so, doubt any relations with Armenia in near future.... Kashmir is life line of Pakistan, even Pakistan doesn't tolerate its old friends when they turn there back on Kashmir issue ...
 

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Armenia is an ancient nation while Pakistan is a new nation so nobody really care about recognizinitiin from Pakistan.
Pakistan houses one of the world's most ancient but advance civilizations, Indus valley civilization, whose remains can be seen in Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa sites. The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization in the northwestern regions of South Asia, lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE, and in its mature form from 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE.
 

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Everything in common. Islam and the shared Islamic experience is the most important thing though.
Azerbaijian is not as Islamic as you think. After 70 years of Soviet rule, it was a pretty secular country. And plus most Azeris are Shi'a Muslims, not Sunnis. They are mostly cultural Muslim, not very religious.

The main ideology now in Azerbaijian is Turkic nationalism, not Islam.
 

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Hilarious....It's like I m the only fool standing alone, others should join us.....

The answer to the title is, Lack of vision, poor Strategic Thinking and loads of Ego found in Pakistan' ruling elites/policy-makers.....
You are mistaken. Pakistan's policy to seek International justice for every oppressed nation is probably the only good attribute left after its creation. And probably this attribute makes Pakistan stand out among the nations of the world. Some day it will eventually help Pakistan to become a strong nation which protects the right of weak nations from the strong oppressing nations.

Vision, strategic thinking and ego are all relative terms. Sometimes, standing alone, is better, if the cause is right and seeking justice for oppressed nation is a right cause.
 
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