US Secretary of State: “The condİtİons for the solutİon of the Karabakh conflİct has not yet been developed”
APA. “The conditions for solution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan overNagorno-Karabakh has not yet been developed”, - US Secretary of State John Kerry, said while speaking at the 8th annual forum organized by the Washington Research Aspen Institute and the weekly "Atlantic” journal, APA reports quoting TASS.
According to him, "in today's world there are some frozen conflicts, (including) Armenia-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, in which "currently" not seen the possibility of settlement, primarily "because the leaders are not ready."
Meanwhile, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to this type does not apply, the head of US diplomacy. In his view, such conflicts "are complex, but you can see the" how to leave them in the past, "if people took certain decisions complexes". "I believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is included in such a category," - Kerry said.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includesNagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam,Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.
The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.
Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCEMinsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.
Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.
Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh