Novruz Mammadov: Latest statements by Kocharyan and Oskanyan provocative and dangerous
The latest statements by the Armenian leadership on Nagorny Karabakh are provocative and meant mostly for the domestic electors, the head of the foreign relations department of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s President Executive office Novruz Mammadov told Trend exclusively.
The Armenian president Kocharyan said in a statement that he does not rule out the possibility of recognizing the Nagorno-Karabakh republic by the official Erevan, in case the negotiations with Baku will come to a deadlock. And the head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry (FM) Oskanyan stated, Karabakh is an integral part of Armenia, which will never pass to Azerbaijan.
Mammadov thinks, that the Armenian president and the FM head вЂњmade such provocative and dangerous statements after, perhaps, some consultationsвЂќ. В"Such things in diplomacy and international relations may lead to dangerous consequences. Occupation of the territory of another state, recognition of the puppet regime there is nothing else but a challenge to the international law and community, including UNO, OSCE. And at the same time this is an attempt to present their intentions to make the occupied areas legitimateвЂќ, he underlined.
According to Mammadov, the Armenian leadership has serious problems in regard to referendum to be held in two days and by such statements it intends to gain the support of the electors. В"Whichever goal of such statements is they are perilous. The Armenian leadership is to be aware of the consequences of such moves. The AzerbaijanвЂ™s state will bring back its lands and restore its territorial integrity and in case of need, will use all possible meansвЂќ, he summarized.