ARMENIAN PRESIDENT URGES CSTO PARTNERS NOT TO SUPPORT ANTI-ARMENIAN INITIATIVES
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan called Baku’s position on the
settlement of the Karabakh conflict “destructive” and accused
Azerbaijan of breaching the agreements reached.
“Azerbaijan’s destructive position on the settlement of the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict remains a serious threat to the region,” President
Sargsyan said at the sitting of the Collective Security Council of the
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), RIA Novosti reports.
“Official Baku torpedoes even the agreements on the investigation of
border incidents and withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact,”
he added. According to the President, Azerbaijan is actively
propagating hatred towards Armenians, continues the militaristic
policy and the arms race in the region.
According to Sargsyan, negotiations are the only way for the
resolution of the conflict. “The resumption of military actions
after the truce that has been in force for 18 years now, is a direct
violation of the norms and principles of international la. This is
the most short-sighted way towards a new wave of violence, hatred
and bloodshed,” the President stated.
Serzh Sargsyan reminded that one of the fundamental principles of
the CSTO is the privilege of the relations inside the organization
over the relations with non-member countries, and asked all OSCE
participating states to remember this principle and refrain from
supporting the initiatives that could harm the interests of Armenia.