Baku, Azerbaijan, April 3
By Aygun Badalova – Trend:
French senator Nathalie Goulet calls for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council to condemn the Armenian aggression aggression against Azerbaijan.
"I strongly condemn the Armenian provocation. And I strongly regret about
the lack of the Minsk Group co-chairs' attention to the conflict," Goulet told Trend on April 3.
Using the "frozen conflict" terminology is the reason for the status quo to remain in place, she believes.
And as a matter of fact the frozen conflict has a frozen solution, Goulet said.
"As a strong support of the people of Azerbaijan, I call for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council to condemn the Armenian aggression," Goulet said.
"After so many years of occupation it's time to find a solution. The world doesn't need a new battle field in the South Caucasus," Goulet said.
"We may ask all the proxy involved, including Iran, to help to find a fair solution and stop the Armenian occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh," Goulet added.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.