Aliyev displeased that UN Armenia resolutions not being implemented
Oct 14 2004
Baku. (Interfax-Azerbaijan) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev
has expressed displeasure over the fact that four UN resolutions
concerning Armenia are not being implemented.
“Four resolutions have been issued, but none of them are being
implemented. No sanctions or measures have been imposed on Armenia.
This is definitely unacceptable,” Aliyev told the press upon his
return from Romania on Tuesday evening.
“The main problem is about implementing important UN and OSCE
decisions. A mechanism should be set up for this. Unfortunately,
there is no such mechanism,” Aliyev said.
UN Security Council resolutions require that Armenian troops be
withdrawn from the occupied Azerbaijani land.
At the same time, Aliyev praised the fact that many world leaders
have recognized Armenia’s occupation of Azerbaijani lands as unlawful
and called for resolving the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh via the
restoration of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.
The president said Romanian leader Ion Iliescu shared this position
at a meeting with him.
Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh in a bloody conflict with
Armenia in the 1990s. The UN Security Council has issued resolutions
condemning the occupation of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia and
demanded the withdrawal of Armenian troops. Co-chairmen of the OSCE
Minsk Group representing the United States, Russia, and France are
mediating in the efforts to settle the conflict peacefully.