Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.28
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The United States, as the co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group, has made no statements about the return of the occupied Azerbaijani territories for over 20 years, deputy acting secretary of the ruling party Yeni Azerbaijan, MP Siyavush Novruzov said Oct. 28 during the discussion of current issues in the parliament.
He said that despite the repeated holding of democratic election in Azerbaijan, the United States did not make such statements.
"This is another clear example of the dual policy of international organizations, large states," Novruzov said. "Therefore, we propose to send an appeal to the co-chairman countries of OSCE Minsk Group and demand to clarify these issues on behalf of the Milli Majlis."
It has not been long since election in Ukraine finished, followed by announcement of the results, and the US has already made a statement that this election was fair, transparent and correct, the deputy said.
"We do not interfere in this election, it is their internal matter," Novruzov said. "But it is impossible to remain silent when we see such attitude of the United States. We all know how parliamentary election was held there. But the US leadership, which promotes democracy and justice in the world, declared the validity of the election right away and their readiness to help in the return of Crimea to Ukraine."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.