STEPANAKERT (Parliament Press Service)—After its Wednesday legislative session, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic National Assembly issued an announcement condemning Azerbaijan’s recent military threats, warning that Azeri efforts are aimed at derailing the conflict resolution process.
“Recent developments in the Karabakh conflict resolution process demonstrate Azerbaijan’s blatant non-constructive approach. By using various media, the Azeri leadership is creating the illusion of dissatisfaction with the internationally mediated process. In reality, however, the policies of that country aim to shift the military and political balance in the region in its favor by unveiled threats of future war against Artsakh,” read the parliament statement,” the announcement said.
“Under these circumstance the Artsakh parliament, characterizes recent public statements by high-ranking officials as an uncompromising posturing for a party to the negotiations. This is rife with possibilities for the Karabakh side to lose confidence in the peaceful resolution of the conflict,” continued the statement.
“The authorities of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, on numerous occasions, have warned international organizations and stakeholders in the conflict resolution process of Azerbaijan’s military-leaning foreign policy, which completely contradicts the responsibilities, to which that country has agreed while becoming a members of international organizations,” added the statement.
“All of this points to official Baku’s intentions to derail the negotiations and undermine the stability of the region, through continued propaganda about alleged tensions in the Karabakh-Azerbaijan borders,” explained the announcement.
Through the announcement, the Karabakh National Assembly aimed to alert the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen, the legislatures of the mediating countries, as well as EU and CIS structures of the dangers inherent in the aforementioned Azeri approach.
“The bold steps by Azerbaijan call into question the success of efforts by the international community to establish peace and stability in South Caucasus,” warned the announcement.
Citing the will of the people of Artsakh, the National Assembly pledged that it would take it upon itself to initiate efforts in light of these developments and called on the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Ministry to inform the OSCE Ministerial Council of this announcement when it convenes in Athens next week.