AZERBAIJAN DISMISSES ARMENIA’S ACCUSATION OF VIOLATING CFE TREATY
Interfax News Agency
July 16 2008
Azerbaijan respects its obligations under the Conventional Armed
Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, spokesman for the Azeri Defense Ministry
Eldar Sabioglu told Interfax on Wednesday.
"Azerbaijan respects it obligations under this international
agreement and has never admitted violations," Sabioglu said in
comments on Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian’s statements
that Azerbaijan violates the CFE Treaty.
Sabioglu also noted that different approaches should be used to
various countries in arms issues.
"Attitude to Azerbaijan, France, the United Kingdom or Russia
should differ. From this point of view, clear difference between
Armenia and Azerbaijan can be seen. It [Armenia] cannot be compared
to Azerbaijan in terms of population, area, and borders with other
countries, but the country once ratified the CFE Treaty in order to
evade the escalation of the situation and tensions in relations with
international organizations," Sabioglu said.