Azerbaijan supports peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and there is still a chance to achieve it., Trend reports quoting Azeri Defense Minister Safar Abiyev, speaking May 31 at the session of CIS Defense Ministers Council in Baku.
He said Armenia ignores 4 valid resolutions of UN Security Council regarding immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and adjoining occupied lands of Azerbaijan, as well as creation of conditions for refugees return to their homeland. Occupation was also mentioned in PACE resolution 1416 on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict managed by PSCE Minsk Group. Abiyev added that huge amount of unregistered military technique and ammunition is accumulated on occupied lands, trade of weapon and components of mass destruction weapon is performed, and drugs are produced and distributed to other regions of the world.
Minister underlined that the time has come to acquire a new position, to recognize Armenia as an aggressor and demand it meet international regulations and leave Azerbaijans occupied grounds. Azeri national will never get along with its grounds occupation and use all its rights granted by international legislation to restore its territorial integrity, Abiyev concluded.