OSCE field assessment mission's report reconfirms Armenia's aggressive policy
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 28 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The report by the OSCE Field Assessment Mission is a next international paper proving the aggressive policy of Armenia, the chairman of the 'Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan Republic' Public Union Bayram Safarov said in an interview to the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP).
"The report by the OSCE Field Assessment Mission once again confirms the illegal settlement in the occupied Azerbaijani territories," Safarov said.
Armenia can no longer hide from the world community its actions contrary to the international law, he said. Safarov said the report is a next international paper proving the aggressive policy of Armenia.
"The report says that the population settled in the occupied territories does not have any documents confirming their identity. This fact clearly confirms the illegal settlement. The aggressive nature of Armenia was once again confirmed. The international community must continue to exert pressure on aggressive Armenia to withdraw from occupied lands of Azerbaijan. People want to return to their native lands, and it will be so," Safarov said.
Upon the request of the Republic of Azerbaijan, concerned about continued illegal activities perpetrated by the Republic of Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including the illegal settlement practices, economic exploitation and devastation of these territories, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs conducted a Field Assessment Mission (FAM) to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan surrounding its Nagorno-Karabakh region from October 7-12 2010, with the aim to assess the overall situation there, said in the statement.
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.