Azerbaijani foreign ministry: Armenia’s crimes against humanity will not go unpunished
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 24 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan must understand that the crimes against humanity will not remain unpunished, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev said at a briefing on Wednesday.
"The individuals who committed these acts will be brought before an international court," he said. "President Sargsyan's visit to the territories occupied by Armenia is a violation of all international rights."
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited occupied Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 22.
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.