Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 20 / Trend M. Aliyev /
A military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is seen as an option for its settlement, Azerbaijani MP, Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee member Zahid Oruj told Trend today.
He stressed that it is not worth relying on international law to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict because the most insignificant sanctions have not been imposed against Armenia.
"Taking this into account, the Azerbaijani side is expanding its military opportunities and producing military technique to eliminate its dependence on foreign countries," 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 and the surrounding regions.