Document Developed in Azerbaijan to Cease Peace Talks on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 July / Trend , corr E. Babayev/ Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) has approved the last draft of document entitled Unified Position to Eliminate Consequences of Armenian Aggression toward Azerbaijan. "We think there is a need in Azerbaijan for this document. That is, peace talks should end and military operations should be launched," Akif Nagi, chairman of KLO said to Trend on 7 July.
The last draft of document entitled Unified Position to Eliminate Consequences of Armenian Aggression toward Azerbaijan was approved in the meeting of the Supreme Majlis of KLA on 7 July and the meeting resolved to begin collecting signatures for the document within the next few days.
According to Nagi, the document will be introduced to the Azerbaijani intelligentsia, political and public figures and political parties. "The public will be informed of the content of the document after collection of signatures end. The document will be presented to the international organizations as well so that they can get familiar with it," Nagi said. According to Nagi, Supreme Majlis has also passed a document indicating the atrocities of the Armenians towards the Azerbaijani women in captivity. This document is expected to be disseminated in Baku, Azerbaijani regions, posted on websites and to be sent to the electronic mails. "The document is provided for the Azerbaijani public. The chief aim is not to let Azerbaijani people forget Armenian atrocities," he added.
KLO was founded in Baku in 2000 to organize the fight to liberate Karabakh from the occupier Armenians. The organization is led by Akif Nagi, candidate of historical sciences and docent. The 10,000 people membership of the organization includes the renowned figures of Azerbaijan, refugees and internally displaced persons, youth, former fighters and retired high rank officers. KLO has 74 local branches in Azerbaijan and representatives in various countries.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.
In 1992, Minsk Group was founded within OSCE by 10 states to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by peaceful means. Three states including US, Russia and France has been acting as co-chairmen of Minsk Group since 1997.
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