Azerbaijani NGO condemns Armenian president's visit to Nagorno Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 1 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
An Azerbaijani NGO condemned Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's visit to the occupied region of Nagorno Karabakh this week.
"The Armenian president and terrorist has trampled on Azerbaijani laws and international legal norms," the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) stated. "International organizations have forfeited their sense of objectivity. They are blind to the Armenian aggressor's celebrating the occupation of Azerbaijan's land."
Armenians should not deceive themselves by holding such "celebrations", the KLO said.
"Soon they will be expelled from Azerbaijan and neither Russia nor anyone else will help them," the organization added.
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 seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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