“After signing the protocols, Turkey did not find enough strength to remain committed to one of the basic principles of international law, the principle of pacta sunt servanda, which means that if there is an agreement, it should be followed. We signed the documents in the presence of witnesses -- Switzerland, Russia, the United States, France, representatives of the European Union and the Council of Europe. After that, Turkey practically returned to the preconditions it had been suggesting at the beginning of the process,” Nalbandian was quoted as saying over the weekend in an interview with Russia Today television. “These preconditions included the attempts to link the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The Turkish side pretends not to notice and hear what the international community is saying. The second precondition was the Armenian genocide’srecognition. When we started the process, we said that recognition of the Armenian genocidewas not a precondition for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” Nalbandian said.