Azerbaijan regrets over lack of int'l community's response to Armenian president's aggressive statement (UPDATE)
Details added (the first version was posted at 16:09)
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 / Trend S.Agayeva /
The Armenian leadership seems unwilling even to cover its dirty, illegal actions and intentions with the diplomatic rhetoric and shows its filthy face by this statement, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend today.
Unfortunately, aggressive statement calling for the occupations have not received any response or assessment in the international community, Polukhov added.
Polukhov was commenting on Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's statement.
Addressing to young people in Armenia, Sargsyan said, "We won the Nagorno-Karabakh, let the new generation to even win Agri-Dagh".
Polukhov said that the international community is blind to the statement of the occupant-country's president that gives reason to believe that Sargsyan will remain unpunished.
"Today's open calls of the Armenian leader, who is in talks about the Azerbaijani lands' de-occupation and who directs the country's youth to a new aggression, without eliminating the consequences of the old, nullify the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries' efforts to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and are disrespect for the rules and principles of the international law," Polukhov said.
He said if the international community prefers to ignore such disrespect to the overriding universal human principles, then it casts doubt on that to which extent efforts for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will impact Sargsyan.
"Wounding an Azerbaijani civilian as a result of the ceasefire violation by the Armenian Armed Forces the day after Sargsyan's statement is a result of "blessing" which Sargsyan gave on a regular occupation, and this is result of the cruelty against the civilian population, including young children and women," said Polukhov.
Gazakh Region Prosecutor Abisalam Heydarov told Trend on Thursday that a 24-year-old resident of the Mazam village in the Gazakh region, Naila Poladova, was shot when she was resting near the Mazam Lake.
He said the bullet entered her back and flew out of her arm. She was hospitalized and had an operation. She is in stable condition. An investigation is underway.
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.