Azerbaijani MP: Armenian president's statement directed against international community in general
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 28 / Trend, T. Hajiyev /
The Armenian president's confession on the occupation of Karabakh and territorial claims against Turkey once again showed the main point of the occupant state. It means that Armenia does not intend to abandon its occupation policy, the ruling New Azerbaijan party's political council member, MP Malahat Ibrahimgizi said in an interview with the party's official website.
Speaking to young people in Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan said: "We liberated Nagorno-Karabakh from enemies, let the new generation conquer Agri Dagh".
Ibrahimgizi believes that the international community should express its attitude towards Sargsyan's statement. She recalled that several international organizations - the UN Security Council, the Council of Europe, NATO, the European Parliament and others have adopted resolutions recognizing Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Also these documents stress necessity to liberate the territories occupied by Armenia.
"While the negotiation process under the OSCE Minsk Group's mediation becomes intensive, Sargsyan's statement deals a blow to the peace process. With this statement, he admits that Yerevan is not supporter of peace. This statement can not be justified, but if to approach this from the point of international principles, one can say that there is corpus delicti in such position, "she added.
"Sargsyan's statement is not only directed against Turkey and Azerbaijan, but against the world community in general. As threats to peace and security are the threats to all humanity. Therefore, the international community must not remain silent. Sargsyan's position is also a serious message to Turkey. As there are supporters of opening borders and restoring diplomatic relations with Armenia in various circles of Turkey. However, Sargsyan's territorial claims to Turkey should once again make the Turkish society to seriously think about it," she 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.