BAKU: Saudi MFA: Necessary to increase pressure on Armenia to resolv

Trend, Azerbaijan
June 15 2012

Saudi Foreign Ministry: It is necessary to increase pressure on
Armenia to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 14 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/

The international community should increase pressure on Armenia to
abandon its occupation policy, Saudi Arabian Prince Ben Khaled Saud
Ben Khaled told Trend.

“Azerbaijan has made everything possible for the solution of the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Ben Khaled said.

According to the prince, Saudi Arabia has always supported Azerbaijan
in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as justice and truth are on the side
of Azerbaijan. The whole world knows and acknowledges that Azerbaijani
lands are occupied by Armenia, and this injustice must be stopped, he
said.

Ben Khaled also said Saudi Arabia believes the most acceptable way of
resolving the conflict is diplomacy.

“It is necessary to explain to Armenia that as long as it continues
its aggression against Azerbaijan, it will be isolated from many
Muslim countries,” he said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the U.S. –
are currently holding the peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
surrounding regions.

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