Azerbaijani MP calls for sanctions against Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 5 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani MP called international organizations which disagree with military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to impose sanctions against Armenia.
"Those who are concerned about war in the region will lead to unpredictable consequence and jeopardize large transnational projects should support sanctions against Armenia," Zahid Oruj, a member of the Parliament's Security and Defense Committee, told Trend on Thursday.
Perceiving the impossibility of war in Nagorno-Karabakh as strengthening of Armenian positions on these territories does not coincide with the realities of 2012, Oruj noted.
"Does not the desire to protect the peace create conditions for strengthening the position of the aggressor and occupier in these territories?" MP said. "Stressing importance of peaceful settlement of the conflict, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and representatives of other international organizations as if come out against Azerbaijan's military power and even admit the threatening statements, and this is inadmissible."
According to Oruj, Azerbaijan is stronger than Armenia in all ratings.
"If international community takes a just position on Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, the restoration of Azerbaijan's sovereign rights on its territories will be realized," Oruj 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 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.