Double standards hinder implementation of UN resolutions on Karabakh conflict – top official (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.28
The resolutions of UN Security Council on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict haven't been fulfilled as a result of the double standards in the world, Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani presidential aide for public and political affairs said Apr.28.
The top official made the remarks during the panel discussions on the theme "Peace" as part of the 3rd Global Shared Societies Forum in Baku.
The forum is being held with the support of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Diaspora and organization of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.
Hasanov said that the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts that threaten Georgia's territorial integrity, Gagauzia and Transnistrian conflicts threatening Moldova's territorial integrity emerged due to the non-fulfillment of the UN resolutions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Ethnic conflicts emerged, disobedience trend strengthened following these conflicts on other territories, including on Russia's territory, namely, in Chechnya, Dagestan and others, the top official added.
The presidential aide added that following the collapse of the USSR, the nations united around single country, gained independence. That time, some nations and states made certain mutual claims.
Hasanov said that Azerbaijan raised the issue of danger of these conflicts first time during the OSCE summit in Helsinki in 1992, then during the Budapest summit in 1994, Lisbon summit in 1996, Istanbul summit in 1998 and in the subsequent summits and warned about the impossibility to ensure the international peace without the settlement of regional conflicts.
In response to the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia in 1992-1993, at the request of Azerbaijan, the UN Security Council adopted four resolutions according to which Armenia should abandon the territorial claims against Azerbaijan and withdraw from the occupied territories.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.