ARMENIAN LEADERSHIP DELIBERATELY FANNING NOISE AROUND SAFAROV’S NAME – MFA
Tue 04 September 2012 13:44 GMT | 14:44 Local Time
The Armenian leadership is deliberately fanning noise around the
name of Ramil Safarov and covers around it in the current situation
in order to maintain the status quo.
The statement came from Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at a
meeting held in Paris with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, according
to Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev.
The spokesman said that the Azerbaijani minister informed the mediators
of the peace process that Safarov’s extradition from Hungary to
Azerbaijan and its pardon took place within the norms and principles
of international law and the law of Azerbaijan.
“Elmar Mammadyarov expressed that the Armenian leadership is
deliberately trying to hide behind the situation related to Ramil
Safarov to delay the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict and preserve the status quo, leading to nowhere, which
further hardens the situation,” said Abdullayev.
Also the head of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told the OSCE Minsk
Group co-chairs that the issue of Ramil Safarov cannot be viewed
outside the context of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict and the fact of occupation of Azerbaijani territories.