Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
The underhand tactics of the Armenian delegation to PACE is unacceptable, says Peter Tase, political analyst and international relations expert with the Marquette University.
International community must denounce those intentional acts that violate the ethical and moral values enshrined by the rules approved by the PACE, Tase told Trend via email Jan. 27.
He added that the international community has almost always turned a blind eye to the corruption practices embraced by the Armenian top officials.
Tase said that such an attitude must be denounced and further measures must be taken to prevent such situations in the future.
The Armenian delegation to PACE tried to put pressure on Vladimir Aryev, head of the Ukrainian delegation, to force him not to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh region as Azerbaijan’s territory at the PACE winter session, which is being held in Strasbourg.
Aryev wrote on his Facebook page that the Armenian parliamentarians tried to give him cognac as a bribe.
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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