Azerbaijani ruling party: Armenia's destructive position forces Azerbaijan to use diplomatic pressure
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 2 / Trend /
Armenia's destructive position in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict forces Azerbaijan to use other means of diplomatic pressure on the country,Deputy Executive Secretary of the New Azerbaijan Party, MP Mubariz Gurbanli said in an interview with the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
As a result of Armenia's aggressive policy, Azerbaijan's territorial integrity has been violated.
The UN Security Council has adopted four resolutions. They require the unconditional liberation of Azerbaijani lands. But this requirement has not been fulfilled yet, he said.
"In this regard, Azerbaijan may again appeal to the UN Security Council with the demand to ensure the implementation of these resolutions," he said. "It is necessary to take the necessary actions. First, political and economic sanctions must be imposed against Armenia."
Including the issue on the situation in Azerbaijan's occupied territories in the agenda of 66th session of the UN General Assembly is very important for Azerbaijan to expose Armenia's aggressive policy, MP said.
"By continuing to wage an offensive diplomacy, Azerbaijan achieved making decisions by the international organizations related to the occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia," he said. "Armenian propaganda can not compete with us and form a negative opinion of us as it wanted. We have to make the aggressor country to kneel, and Armenia will fall prostrate before Azerbaijan."
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.