Karabakh Liberation Organization Demands Removal of International Mediators from Peace Negotiation
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) reported on 13 July that international organizations should pay attention to the Armenian position and should apply concrete sanctions against the aggressive regime.
In his statement, Armenian President Robert Kocharian once more approved that Armenia will never join Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh in a 'non-central confederation'.
Fruitless attempts by mediators of international organizations will not produce any positive results, and therefore international organizations should accept their helplessness, according to the KLO.
The KLO believes that Azerbaijan should correctly appreciate the situation and stop its fruitless negotiations.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries broke out in 1988 in view of Armenia's territorial claims to Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have been occupying 20% of Azerbaijani territory (Nagorno-Karabakh and seven nearby regions). In May, 1994 a ceasefire agreement was signed between both sides. The peaceful negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chaired by Russia, France, and the United States are still underway.
The KLO was founded in Baku in 2000. The main purpose of the organization is to fight for the liberation of Karabakh. Members of the organization are refugees, displaced persons, and representatives of the intelligentsia.