Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Yerevan trying to cover its occupation policy with 'democracy' talks
Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan is trying to cover up the aggressive and occupation policy of Armenia by talks about “democracy”, spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva said, commenting on Mnatsakanyan’s interview with the website tert.am.
Abdullayeva noted that from the minister’s interview it becomes clear that his words are addressed mainly to the Armenian public. "Speaking vaguely about democratic tendencies, he apparently tries to cover up the aggressive and occupational policy of Armenia with 'democracy'. Discussions about the 'democratic system and rules' from an official representative of Armenia, a country which, having occupying Azerbaijani territories, carried out ethnic cleansing by breaking norms and principles of international law, violates the UN Charter, the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, resolutions of the UN Security Council, are false and ridiculous," she said.
The spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stressed that what Mnatsakanyan said about the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict shows that Armenia is far from showing respect for the principles of international law, first of all, for the territorial integrity of states within internationally recognized borders, from the intention to establish normal relations with its neighbors, which provides for the rejection of aggression and occupation policy that has lasted for decades.
"If the Armenian foreign minister is really interested in building democracy, the prosperity of his people and security and the progress of the region, the Armenian armed forces should be immediately withdrawn from the occupied Azerbaijani territories, and there should be no obstacles for the return of IDPs to their homes," Abdullayeva pointed out.
"Only after that will it be possible to talk about human values, democracy and the importance of human life," the spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva concluded.