Ruling party: UN discussions on occupied territories prove Azerbaijani diplomacy's success
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 /Trend, М.Аliyev/
Including the issue of situation in the occupied Azerbaijani territories in the agenda of the UN General Assembly's 66th session is an indicator of Azerbaijan's attacking diplomacy, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, MP Mubariz Gurbanli told the official website of the NAP.
Only Armenia opposed against including this issue in the agenda of the Assembly, which is a clear indication of aggressive essence of this state, he added. Voting against this issue, Armenia once again demonstrated the violation of norms and principles of international law, Gurbanli said.
"The norms and principles of international law bring to forefront the territorial integrity and sovereignty. Territorial integrity and sovereignty are the basic position of the Azerbaijani side," he added.
"The UN Security Council is the only international organization whose decisions and resolutions must be fulfilled by all member countries. Indeed, the settlement of peace, tranquility, security and solution of current problems is under the UN mandate. This is a large organization, which has a political responsibility," Gurbanli 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.