Azerbaijan, Baku, July 19 / Trend U. Sadikhova /
Iraqi-Armenian refugees living in Syria are not being resettled in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the UNHCR in Damascus wrote in a recent report.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Syria sent a request to the Iraqi Embassy in Damascus to investigate rumors that the Iraqi-Armenians are being resettled, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
The Iraqi Embassy reported that most individuals who fled Iraq during the war resettled in Western and Central Europe and North America.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.