Deputy PM: Movements of Armenian troops on front line connected to U.S. Secretary of State’s visit
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 /Trend E.Mehdiyev/
The Armenians have become more active on the front line in recent days coinciding with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the region, deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov told reporters on Friday.
He said the OSCE Minsk Group and other countries have been making calls to prevent war for the past 20 years, but haven't taken specific steps.
"It is easy to issue a call, but they don't take any steps. In principle these types of calls of co-chairs and international organisations can be considered as being positive. The war is not profitable for either side.
"However, it is those who have made the statements and took part in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, are the same ones who do not take any steps. Let them at least resolve the conflict and there wouldn't be any necessity for military operations. If we look at the problem from this position we will see that their statements are just empty words.
"That is why the President of Azerbaijan and Supreme Commander repeatedly stated that if Armenia does not renounce aggression our armed forces will liberate the occupied territories. This declaration is in force to this day," Hasanov said.
He said there is no doubt that Armenia is in a quandary now.
"Even patrons now turn their backs on Armenia. We believe that the key to solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is in the hands of Russia. This country has finally begun to adhere to an objective position," the deputy Prime Minister said.