Azerbaijani Politics 15 august — 11:12

Official Baku responded to Armenian FM's statement

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'Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, once again repeating the absurd statement of Nikol Pashinyan made in the city of Khankendi in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, occupied by Armenia, actually puts himself in a very unenviable position before the international community, and first of all, before the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs,' said Spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva commenting on the Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan's statement, in which he repeated the provocative statement of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan about Nagorno-Karabakh 'belonging' to Armenia.

'Indeed, such irresponsible rhetoric not only completely contradicts both international law and the position of the international mediators, but may also nullify all the efforts aimed at a peaceful resolution of the conflict,' said Abdullayeva.

'Revealing the real face and throwing off the mask of Armenia constitute a serious basis for attracting the attention of international institutions to the official position of the Armenian government aimed at undermining the negotiation process.

Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry has already expressed its position on the dangerous situation arising from the N.Pashinyan’s statement by addressing the letters to the Secretary Generals of the UN and the OSCE, as well as the co-chairs of the Minsk Group and the foreign ministers of the other member states of the said Group. Reminding the grave consequences of the non-resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as the occupation of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territories, Azerbaijani side characterizes the latest statements of Armenia’s Prime Minister as crossing the 'red line' leading to the exacerbation of the situation,' stressed the spokesperson for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

'We strongly recommend the Armenian side to familiarize themselves with the CSCE Ministerial decision dated 24 March 1992, as well as the mandate of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. The necessary measures for achieving the peaceful resolution of the conflict are enshrined in these documents. The peaceful settlement of the conflict should not be based on the recognition of the results of military aggression, but rather on the UN Charter, Helsinki Final Act, as well as the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the OSCE decisions,' said Abdullayeva.

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