Azerbaİjan says Armenİa’s İllegal actİons İn occupİed lands contrary to İnt’l law
Armenia’s steps to carry out illegal activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and settle Armenians living abroad in those areas run contrary to international law, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told reporters on Tuesday.
He was commenting on an Iranian company signing a contract with the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh on repairing a mosque in the Azerbaijani city of Shusha occupied by Armenia.
Khalafov noted that the activities of any country, individual or legal entity in the occupied Azerbaijani territories are illegal.
“They can be prosecuted according to the laws of Azerbaijan. This is a sensitive matter,” he said. “If it’s a company, sanctions can be imposed, if it’s an individual, there can be restrictions or legal actions can be taken.”
The deputy minister stressed that Azerbaijan’s international borders are recognized and respected by all the countries it cooperates with.