April 26 2013
Community head: Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh could not resist
Azerbaijan without outside forces
26 April 2013, 16:32 (GMT+05:00)
Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh could not resist Azerbaijan
without the support of other forces, Chairman of the Azerbaijani
Community of Nagorno-Karabakh public union, head of the Shusha
executive power, Bayram Safarov, said on Friday.
“Without outside influence, Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh would
fail to violate the Azerbaijani laws,” Safarov said.
He said that dialogue is the only way out for Armenians. This is also
recognised by the international organisations.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven 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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding