No compromise acceptable in Nagorno-Karabakh – Aliyev

July 21 2004

No compromise acceptable in Nagorno-Karabakh – Aliyev

BAKU. July 21 (Interfax) – During a visit to a border checkpoint in
Khudata in northern Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said his
country will make no concessions in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh

Aliyev said that negotiations with Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh have
produced no results and the OSCE and other international
organizations have been calling for compromise to settle the

“The question of making compromises on the issue of restoring the
country’s territorial integrity cannot be discussed,” Aliyev said.

Azerbaijan lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven neighboring
districts in a bloody conflict with Armenia in the 1990s. The UN
Security Council has denounced Armenia’s occupation of Azerbaijani
lands and has demanded that it withdraw its forces. The OSCE Minsk
Group, composed of representatives from the U.S., Russia and France,
is working to help settle the conflict.