Armenia deceiving world by renaming fictitious regime in Karabakh
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5
Yerevan’s attempt to rename the fictitious regime in the Armenia-occupied lands of Azerbaijan to the “Artsakh Republic” under the fictitious process of “constitutional change” is yet another policy by Yerevan to deceive the international community and the OSCE Minsk Group’s co-chairs, says Hikmat Hajiyev, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman.
Speaking to Trend Nov. 5, Hajiyev said that after the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents' meetings in Vienna and St. Petersburg, Armenia was expected to take constructive and concrete steps, but with such provocative actions, Yerevan is pursuing a policy aimed to inflict harm to the negotiations held for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
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.