“Attempts to gİve Karabakh conflİct relİgİous hue are baseless”
APA. Attempts to give a religious hue to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are baseless, said Ogtay Asadov, Speaker of theAzerbaijani Parliament.
He made the remarks at the PACEsession on mobilization of parliaments against hatred and discrimination.
Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts have been under occupation of the Armenian armed forces for 25 years, said the speaker, noting that Armenia’s occupying forces carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories.
Asadov noted that about a million Azerbaijanis have been forced out of their homes as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which poses a threat to peace not only in the region, but also in the world.
Efforts aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are not yielding results due to the destructive position of Armenia, the speaker stressed.
“The clashes in April this year proved it once more. Armenia’s armed forces again resorted to provocation, shelling Azerbaijani troops and residential areas along the frontline. Azerbaijani armed forces had to open retaliatory fire to ensure the safety of civilian population. This has led to series causalities,” he recalled, stressing the need to settle all conflicts, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the norms and principles of international law.
The speaker noted that the international law is superseded by the law of force in the world.