Baku accuses Armenian leaders of making cunning and insidious plans
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend S.Aghayeva /
The leaders of Armenia like to make in everything cunning and insidious plans, and have constantly, for over 100 years, lived with these plans, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Foreign Relations Department Head Novruz Mammadov told Trend on Thursday. He was commenting on Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's statement on the incident which took place on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
"The Armenian leaders like to make such meaningless statements. As soon as they see a bit "warmer" and serving other purposes attitude of the West to themselves, they begin to make such meaningless statements," Mammadov said.
He said the delay by leaders of Armenia of the settlement process through the insidious, cunning, aggressive actions and creating a stir will turn out to be a tragedy for them one day.
"During the last visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Armenians have also taken similar sabotage steps, and earlier, taking advantage of certain circles in the West, its lobby tried to form a negative opinion about Azerbaijan. However, this position can never be a success, because all these processes occur in Azerbaijani territories. If the Armenian Armed Forces leave occupied Azerbaijani lands, there will be no armed incidents, no soldier, or serviceman will die," Mammadov said.
The situation on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops has escalated recently. Ceasefire is violated in all directions on the contact line between the troops.
On June 5 as a result of the Armenian Armed Forces' provocation five Azerbaijani servicemen were killed.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 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.
Novruz Mammadov'statements can be also followed on his personal Twitter page at www.twitter.com / NovruzMammadov