Azerbaijan, Baku, December 12 / Trend , M.Aliyev /
U.S. government's providing financial aid to Nagorno-Karabakh complicates the solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, said the executive secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Ali Ahmadov.
"We do not want to interfere in the issue of assistance of one state to another, but to help the separatist regimes is support for these regimes," Ahmadov briefed the media on Dec. 13.
U.S. Congress has allocated $8 million financial assistance to Nagorno-Karabakh in 2010.
According to Ahmadov, the United States always highlights democracy and human rights, however, provides financial assistance to the separatist regime, and thereby creates conditions for the duration of such regimes.
Such actions seriously complicate the fair solution to the conflict. On the one hand, the United States, as co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, makes efforts to resolve the conflict, but on the other hand, supports the separatist regime, said Ahmadov. Thus, these actions cast a shadow on the statements regarding democracy and human rights, said the executive secretary of the ruling party.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
So far, Armenia has not fulfilled resolutions in connection with the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the occupied territories, adopted by UN General Assembly.