Oct 2 2010
Many signals of Armenia’s indifference to peaceful resolution of
Karabakh conflict, Azeri FM says
October 02, 2010 | 15:53
Azerbaijan is concerned about signals that suggest Armenia’s
disinterest in a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stated at the meeting
in the format of `January 28″ of the North Atlantic Council, Trend
Despite all the efforts of Azerbaijan and the international mediators
to achieve a peaceful resolution, Mammadyarov said, Armenia keeps an
extremely destructive position in the negotiations, daily acting on
the ground, he said.
`Azerbaijan recognizes the importance of a robust cease-fire regime
that should minimize human losses. We have now a very delicate
situation. It is not only about whether Armenia accepts a proposal of
the OSCE Minsk Group or not. It is about whether Armenia is sincerely
willing to change the status-quo in any way under any condition. We
start to have our doubts over Armenia, which is not interested in a
peaceful solution to the conflict,’ Mammadyarov said.
`Armenia supports the growing settlements in the occupied territories;
Azerbaijani cultural and historic heritage in the occupied territories
is systematically destructed; property of the forcibly expelled
Azerbaijani population is being privatized; there are illegal
archaeological excavations that should support their claim that the
occupied territories are actually historically Armenian’. In other
words, Armenia tries to make the situation irreversible. These
provocative actions put additional time pressure on us,’ he noted.
`Armenia often appeals to ban on the use of military force in
resolving the conflict, but says nothing about that it having used
force against the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, militarily
occupied a significant part of Azerbaijan. Armenia represents a
challenge to both Azerbaijan and the entire international community.
The international community should unequivocally state that the status
quo – the continuing use of force is unacceptable,’ he said.
It is noteworthy, over the recent months the Azerbaijani side has been
committing act of sabotage in the line of contact of NKR and
Azerbaijani armed forces along with ceasefire violations.
From: A. Papazian