Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / The chairman of the Ana Vatan party, MP Fazayil Aghamaly, urged at a special meeting of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani parliament) on 16 June that Azerbaijan should liberate the occupied territories via war. He noted that the expectations of the Azerbaijani community of peaceful talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia, in particular from the latest meeting in St Petersburg, had not come to fruition due to the non-constructive position of the Armenian side. "For this reason Azerbaijan should prepare itself for war," Aghamaly stated.
According to Aghamaly, extension of the 2007 budget paid special attention to the field of the military and the strengthening of the army which will provide conditions for a war. The MP addressed the Speaker, Ogtay Asadov, asking for his suggestion to be taken to the relative official channels.
A member of Musavat deputy group, Panah Huseyn, considers military operations to be the only way for a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He noted that the government should take measures in connection to this. "My position reflects the viewpoint of the entire opposition," the deputy added. "The opposition is ready for cooperation and joint work with the authorities for a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The decision was made at the forum held several days ago," he said. The deputy stated that the opposition was unanimous in the position on the refusal of holding a referendum on determination of the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh.