Azerbaijani MP proposes to submit list of terrorists to U.S.

Politics Materials 6 May 2011 14:45 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 6 / Trend, M. Aliyev /

An Azerbaijani MP has proposed to submit a list of terrorists committing terror attacks against the Azerbaijani people to the U.S.

"Azerbaijan has unequivocally condemned terror attacks from religious, ethnic, national point of view and supports the fight against terrorism," Zahid Oruj said.

He believes that the Azerbaijani people have the right to talk about why the international community does not commit a struggle against Armenian terrorist groups committing terror attacks against the Azerbaijani people.

"Under international law, occupation is a greater crime than terror," Oruj said.

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 7 surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.