BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 29. The reason for the growth of tension in the region is the non-fulfillment of obligations taken by Armenia [under a trilateral statement signed on November 10, 2020, between Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders following the Second Karabakh War], the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said, Trend reports.
The ministry made the remark commenting on the statement of the Security Council of Armenia dated March 28, 2022
According to the ministry, namely violation of the trilateral statement provisions by Armenia exacerbates tension in the region, undermining peace-building efforts.
“Regarding the use of international deterrence mechanisms, we would like to draw the attention of the Armenian leadership to the fact that mankind hasn’t yet come up with a better means of international deterrence than international law. Armenia, grossly violating the international law, cannot speak of an international deterrence mechanism,” the ministry noted. “If the members of the Security Council of Armenia still have no idea about the better means of international deterrence, then we once again remind them of the existence of fundamental principles of international law, including respect for the sovereignty and international borders of states, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and observance of international obligations.”
“As for the issue of starting negotiations on a comprehensive peace treaty between the two countries, namely the Azerbaijani side, at the highest level, proposed signing a peace treaty with Armenia a year ago, and a month ago it announced specific principles on which the treaty should be based,” the ministry reminded.
“If the Armenian side considers the issue of a peace agreement as a serious step, then it’s time to move on to concrete deeds. Azerbaijan, for its part, is ready for this," stressed the ministry.