Azerbaijani Union for Democracy Propose to Hold Protest Action against Countries Supporting Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Azerbaijani Union for Democracy proposed to hold protest action against support of Armenia by the US, Russia, French and Iran.
The Union unites three opposition parties, including the Classic Popular Front Party, the Azadlyg and the National Democratic Party of Azerbaijan. The Union submitted the appeal regarding settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh to the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, MP Oktay Asadov and Mahmud Karimov, the president of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Science. The appeal included a range of proposals, particularly, the necessity on establishment the Institute on Territorial Problems.
The Union considers that Azerbaijan should adopt an immediate program settling Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The term of the OSCE's mediation on resolving the conflict should be limited.
The conflict between two South Caucasus countries broke out in 1988 in view of Armenia's territorial claims to Azerbaijan. Some 20% of Azerbaijani territory (Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 nearby regions) have been occupied by Armenian Armed Forces since 1992. In May, 1994 a ceasefire agreement was signed between the sides. The peaceful negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chaired by Russia, France, and the United States are still fruitless.