Armenia’s policy of environmental terror must be stopped

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 22 March 2018 16:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 22

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Armenia’s policy of environmental terror must be stopped, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hikmat Hajiyev wrote on Twitter.

He pointed out that 22 March is the World Water Day, adding that availability and management of water is one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Armenia continues the occupation of Azerbaijan's lands including Sarsang reservoir and pursues a policy of environmental terror and deliberate contamination of rivers, said Hajiyev, adding that this policy must be condemned.

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.