Azerbaijan, Baku, July 21 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The Almaty meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers was the infamous result of the 18-year-activity of the OSCE Minsk Group, director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technologies, political analyst Mubariz Ahmedoglu said at a press conference on Wednesday.
"All have seen, this is the second result of the Almaty meeting, that Armenia will not return even one inch of land peacefully. Only war is required. There is no such a mission as the OSCE Minsk Group in the whole civilized world, which would damage the mediation mission, " he said.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met within the informal summit of OSCE member-states held July 17 in Almaty.
He said that now even more intense and more uncertain phase in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict begins.
"The activity of the OSCE Minsk Group has made inevitable the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Co-chairmen led Armenia and Azerbaijan to the battlefield. It is only necessary to give a signal to begin it," he said.
In conclusion, political scientist said that Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh must solve the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and its future together.
"Even if Azerbaijan does not officially suspend the talks, it must break relations with the OSCE Minsk Group," 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 resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.