Azerbaijan's hostilities in defiance of peace mediators 'slap to UN Security Council' – Armenian official

15:08 • 12.10.17



Azerbaijan's continuing attempts to provoke tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) notwithstanding the international mediators' efforts is a slap in the face of the UN Security Council, a deputy foreign minister of Armenia said today, noting that the countries in the OSCE Minsk Group are all members of that structure.


“Azerbaijan is dealing, after all, with three permanent members of the UN Security Council, which are mediators [in the conflict settlement process]. And the top priority for the Council’s permanent members is to rule out wars in any part of the globe. If, despite their mission as mediators, military actions do take place, that’s a slap to the three permanent members. Azerbaijan perfectly realizes this and has abandoned the format,” he added.


Asked about the Armenian-Azerbaijani presidents’ upcoming meeting, Kocharyan refrained from any comments, saying that no information is available for now.


“The content of the meeting is not evidently in the interests of Baku. Hence [President Ilham] Aliyev’s provocative statement aiming to misrepresent its essence is not absolutely coincidental. It is obvious to the naked eye. Nevertheless, I don’t think it will be possible to avoid the meeting,” he added.

Liana Arakelyan





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