Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Social-political forces in Azerbaijan consider it necessary to announce a state of military emergency to suspend peace negotiations for resolving the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh and liberate Azerbaijani occupied territories.
This statement was declared during the Karabakh forum with participation of Azerbaijani opposition parties, Non Government Organizations and representatives of intelligence, held in Baku on 13 June.
MP Panah Husein noted that the Azerbaijani Government must restore its territorial integrity, through the Armed Forces. During the state of military emergency all political parties must suspend their function.
Isa Gambar, the head of the Musavat Party, stated that opposition and pro-Government parties of Azerbaijan have signed a commitment not to use the Nagorno-Karabakh issue to their own interests in 1997.
Currently, this document is still in force. Gambar considers that peace negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan will have no positive results.
Ali Karimli, the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Population Front Party, considered the proposals of the Co-Chairmen of the Minsk group of the OSCE, that the Nagorno -Karabakh must determine its 'destiny', as an insult. According to Karimli, Azerbaijan must not discuss the issue of holding a referendum.
Avaz Tamirkhan, the Deputy Chairman of the Liberal party, noted that if status is granted to Armenians in Karabakh then Irevan-Zangezur Autonomous region must be established and peace negotiations must be based on this principle.
MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the Chairman of United Azerbaijan, stated that a definite date must be scheduled for Armenians and mediators, at the end of which Azerbaijan would take necessary action to liberate the occupied territories.
Etibar Mammadov, the Head of the Azerbaijani National Independent Party (ANIP), considers that the main principles of the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations must be put before the Government as a necessary condition. Nobody could compel Azerbaijan to reconcile the occupation while Azerbaijan has oil. According to Mammadov, Azerbaijan must not depend upon Russia and the United States, but must demand its national interests.
MP Ilyas Ismailov, the Chairman of the Adalat Party of Azerbaijan, stated that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan would not be gained by any international organization and foreign country.
At the end of the forum the sides will adopt a general document.