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Azerbaijani expert: Armenia carries out military sabotage to divert attention from updated Madrid principles

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 25 June 2010 10:08
Armenia carried out military diversion to divert attention from the updated Madrid principles presented by the OSCE Minsk Group, Azerbaijani Political Innovations and Technologies Center Head Mubariz.
Azerbaijani expert: Armenia carries out military sabotage to divert attention from updated Madrid principles

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend M.Aliyev /

Armenia carried out military diversion to divert attention from the updated Madrid principles presented by the OSCE Minsk Group, Azerbaijani Political Innovations and Technologies Center Head Mubariz Ahmadoglu said.

"Armenia is the author of intensive ceasefire violations of the recent days, Azerbaijan is a party, constantly responding to these violations," he said.

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.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.

Ahmadoglu said the proof of this is the fact that Armenia this time immediately gave information on casualties, though it did not do it earlier.

Armenias recent military activity completely neutralized by Azerbaijan, Ahmadoglu said. "Armenia  fails to conduct military exercises in the Nagorno-Karabakh territory in the last four or five months," he added.

Speaking about the processes of the last month, including adoption of the military doctrine by Azerbaijan and allocation of more funds to the defense sphere, Ahmadoglu said these documents talk about Azerbaijan' capability to begin military operations at any time.

"Even the fact that Azerbaijan is on the eve of the parliamentary elections, will not interfere our plans," said Ahmadoglu.

Ahmadoglu said Armenia is a threat not only for Azerbaijan, but also for other countries. "Armenia builds anti-missile bases in the occupied territories together with Iran. These bases can be used against the United States, Russia and NATO at any time, "he added.

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