Azerbaijan ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) has sent a letter to the Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, which has taken the role of mediator in the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The letter is a sign of protest against the erection of a monument dedicated to the so-called 15th anniversary of the liberation of the ancient Azerbaijani Town of Shusha, which was occupied by Armenians in 1992, in the Centre of Yerevan, said a source in the Press-Service of the ruling party.
The letter says that unfortunately, Aggressive Armenia, which occupied 20% of the Azerbaijan territories, keeps on violating the norms and principles of the international law, and is continuing committing provocations aimed at Azerbaijan.
The decision on the erection of the above-mentioned monument in the Armenian capital, which was made by the Armenian Government just in the beginning of 2007, can be considered as the next blow of the Armenian Government on the peaceful negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group. On one hand, Armenians erect the monument connected with the 15th anniversary of the occupation of Azerbaijan ancient political and cultural centre, proves the direct participation of this country in the occupation. On the other hand it demonstrates that Armenia is taking a destructive and insincere position in the peaceful negotiations within OSCE Minsk Group. The Armenian's raising the monument to the fact of occupation cannot be explained either by any international or any ethical and human norms, the letter said.
The New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) decisively and unanimously blames these actions taken by the aggressive Armenia, and once more emphasizes that such actions do not serve to the peaceful negotiations, and urges the Chairs of OSCE Minsk Group to prevent the next Armenian provocation.