OIC and GUAM push through Azerbaijan’s resolution on Karabakh in UN


OIC and GUAM members push through Azerbaijan’s resolution on Karabakh in UN
15.03.2008 12:19 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ On 14 March, the UN General Assembly adopted a
resolution on Nagorno Karabakh, in which Azerbaijan called for the
immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces
`from all the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan.’

With 39 votes in favor, 7 against and 100 abstentions, the Assembly
adopted a text that also called for `continued respect and support for
the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of
Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders.’

The resolution reaffirmed `the inalienable right of the population
expelled from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan to return to
their homes, and to achieve that end it underlined the need for the
comprehensive rehabilitation of all conflict-affected territories.’

"This resolution was not helpful," said a diplomat from one of the
three co-chairs of the Minsk Group – Russia, the United States and

A U.S. statement on the resolution said the three Minsk Group
co-chairs all voted against the resolution because they agreed it
represented a "unilateral" view of the dispute.

In favor: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei
Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Georgia,
Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova,
Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,
Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Against: Angola, Armenia, France, India, Russian Federation, United
States, Vanuatu