Azerbaijan strongly protests to UN Secretary-General against provocative actions and statements of the Armenian side
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend S.Agayeva/
Azerbaijan strongly protests to UN Secretary-General against provocative actions and statements of the Armenian side, said Trend in informational office of UN.
"Azerbaijan strongly protests against provocative actions and statements of the Armenian side, finds the aggressor's insolent behaviour as obvious manifestation of impunity for its crimes and considers the defiant rhetoric of the Armenian leadership as having the sole purpose of discrediting the ongoing conflict settlement process, misleading the international community and drawing its own public's attention away from the country's aggravating internal problems" said in letter addressed to the Secretary-General of UN by Tofig Musayev- a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan in United Nation.
"The above-mentioned period and the following month were also marked by an unprecedented increase in bellicose rhetoric by the high-ranking officials of Armenia. Among others, the statements of the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 22 June 2011 (made at the press conference during the official visit to Ukraine)" said in letter.
Azeri diplomat noted above-mentioned statements were made against the background of the 24 June meeting in Kazan between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, hosted by the President of the Russian Federation, and the confirmation by the sides as a result of the meeting that they would continue to seek a negotiated settlement.
"A sudden emotional outburst by the President of Armenia on the eve of and immediately after the discussions in Kazan made it clear that the officials in Yerevan continue to remain under the disastrous influence of illusions" noted Musayev.
Azeri diplomat also informed the UN Secretary-General about ongoing violations of the ceasefire by the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia, recorded for the month of June 2011.
"During this period the armed forces of Armenia violated the ceasefire 55 times from their positions located both in the territory of Armenia and in the occupied areas of Azerbaijan. As a result, one Azerbaijani civilian was killed and one serviceman of the armed forces of Azerbaijan was seriously wounded", Musayev noted.
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 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.