Armenia’s UN Envoy Draws Attention on Azeri Aggression

Karen Nazaryan

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Nazaryan sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday, highlighting Azerbaijan’s continued provocation and aggression against Armenians.

Drawing UN Secretary General’s attention to regular violations of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the line of contact in June 2011, Armenia’s Ambassador stressed such provocative actions contradict the negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, all previous statements by the heads of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, as well as the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act.

In the letter, Nazaryan expressed concern that the Azeri government is carrying out anti-Armenian propaganda, which becomes an integral part of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy. He cited Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s speeches at a military parade on June 26 and the World Congress of Azerbaijanis on July 5.

The ambassador noted that such actions violate Azerbaijan’s international commitments, including the commitment to basic documents of the UN, OSCE and Council of Europe.

The letter, which was circulated around the UN Missions as an official document, stressed Armenia’s commitment to continue negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group.

“It is time for Azerbaijan to realize that it is necessary to put an end to obstacles to the mediators’ activities and focus on the negotiation process instead of spreading unsubstantiated and offensive information,” explained Nazaryan.


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