Baku to talk on unrecognized regime’s joining Olympiad in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.16
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan’s embassy in Iran will express Baku’s position to Tehran over the participation of representatives of the unrecognized regime created on Azerbaijan’s occupied lands in the Olympiad in Tehran, Hikmet Hajiyev, spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, told Trend Sept.16.
Tehran hosted the opening of the 48th Armenian Olympiad and representatives of the unrecognized regime created on Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia, have also participated in this event.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has been informed about that and Azerbaijan’s embassy in Iran will express the ministry’s position to this country’s relevant structures, Hajiyev added.
“I would like to note that Iran has always supported Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and stood for the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in line with the UN Security Council’s resolutions,” he said.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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