Topic of the day 19:13 19/12/2012

Serzh Sargsyan: Azerbaijan forgets who was asking for truce and who was first to sign truce

Azerbaijan’s destructive position on Karabakh continues to pose a serious threat to the security in the South Caucasus, President Serzh Sargsyan said in his speech during the CSTO session in Moscow. 

President Sargsyan specified that the Azerbaijani authorities are unwilling or unable to follow the logic of the conflict settlement.

“Azerbaijan torpedoes even the agreements on development of mechanisms for investigation of contact line incidents and withdrawal of snipers from the front line,” said the President.

“We are convinced that negotiations are the only way to resolve the existing conflicts. We consider that after the truce between the sides, resumption of military operations and even the threat to resume military operations is a direct violation of the norms and principles of international law, especially as the truce has been maintained for 18 years. It is the most short-sighted way to a new war, a new wave of violence, hatred and bloodshed. The problems cannot be solved in this way, they will just get even more complicated,” said the Armenian President.

“Azerbaijan continues its bellicose policy. It unleashes arms race in the region and propagates hatred. The Azerbaijani President publicly declares that Armenians worldwide are Azerbaijan’s enemies and Yerevan that will soon celebrate the 2800th anniversary of its foundation is ancient Azerbaijani land. He announces that the violation of ceasefire is normal as the war has not ended but he forgets who was asking for truce and who was the first to sign the truce,” Serzh Sargsyan stated.

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