Head of Azerbaijani community: Armenia shows its non-recognition for humanitarian principles
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 14 / Trend M.Aliyev /
By killing a young child, Armenia has demonstrated its non-recognition for international law and humanitarian principles, Chief of the Azerbaijani Community in Nagorno-Karabakh Bayram Safarov said in an interview with the ruling New Azerbaijan Party's website today.
"This incident openly demonstraes Armenia's true nature," he said.
Safarov believes that authoritative international organizations and the OSCE Minsk Group should treat this incident seriously.
"Otherwise, Azerbaijan will lose all faith in these organizations," Safarov said.
A 9-year-old resident of the Orta Garvand village in the Agdam region was killed on March 8 as a result of a ceasefire violation by the troops. Fariz Badalov was shot in the head while playing in his yard. He was taken to hospital, but doctors failed to save his life.
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.