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Kazan meeting shows political methods for solving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict do not work

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 7 July 2011 16:15
The Kazan meeting has once again demonstrated that the political methods of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict do not work, Center for Political Innovation and Technologies Director Mubariz Ahmadoglu said at a press conference.
Kazan meeting shows political methods for solving Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict do not work

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 / Trend T. Hajiyev /

The Kazan meeting has once again demonstrated that the political methods of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict do not work, Center for Political Innovation and Technologies Director Mubariz Ahmadoglu said at a press conference.

He added that the political resources of the conflict settlement have been already exhausted. One can hope only for military resources. Azerbaijan has every opportunities to solve problems by military means.

"The military parade, held on June 26, once again proved it," he added.

He said that it was planned to sign an updated document, called the basic principles on the basis of Madrid Principles in Kazan.

"But it did not happen because of Armenia. It was clear that the Kazan meeting was doomed to failure by Armenia. Even if Armenia signs the document on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, then it can refuse from its signature. We have already seen this while signing the protocols on the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia. After the documents were signed, Armenia handed over the
documents to the Constitutional Court for consideration. The court decided to nullify all the issues available in the protocol that were in favor of Turkey.

So, if Armenia even signs a document on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, it can then submit it to the Constitutional Court, which will consider it illegal. Thus, Armenia will delay the time, he said.

He stressed that the Kazan meeting was one of the most important.
Until now, no meeting was provided with such information and political support.

Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, and Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia discussed in Kazan the basic principles of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. The meeting, which was the ninth in the last three years, ended without reaching an agreement on the basic principles of settlement. The sides mentioned their progress in a joint 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 seven 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 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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