Azerbaijan Again Hints at Bringing Karabakh Issue to UN

BAKU (Armenrpress)–Azeri presidential advisor on foreign policy said Monday that his country will appoint a delegation to the 62nd UN General Assembly, only after the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution is placed on the international body’s agenda.
Novrouz Mamedov told reporters that Azerbaijan was working hard to ensure the discussion of the Karabakh conflict resolution at the 62nd UN General Assembly.
“Only then will the Azeri president take part in the General Assembly,” announced Mamedov.
Meanwhile, Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mamadyarov told reporters Monday that no proposals were received on a possible meeting of Armenian and Azeri presidents on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in September.
He said the OSCE Minsk Group cochairmen from Russia, France and the USA announced after meeting in Vienna about the necessity of meeting between the two sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but the minister added that the official Baku received no concrete proposal on that.
In a related matter, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday Iran has always voiced support for a peaceful resolution of the conflict through negotitations. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Iran welcomed the “constructive course of recent negotiation, especially the meeting between the presidents of the two countries, and is prepared to extend any kind of assistance, which could help the eventual settlement of this issue.
At the same time, Hosseini told reporters that Tehran recognized the right of national sovereignty for all countries, including Azerbaijan.
He said Iran was well informed of the fact that an end to the conflict was crucial for the establishment of peace, stability and progress in the region, and it, thus, "extends support to any kind of talks and negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which would lead to an agreement between the two sides".
"We believe that the settlement of this conflict plays a significant role in the establishment of stability and sustainable development in the region," the spokesman’said.

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