Armenia announces “new war for new territories” formula

Armenia announces “new war for new territories” formula

Today, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented on the statement made by Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan, who said at a meeting with the Armenian diaspora in New York, that Yerevan will use the formula “new war for new territories” instead of the formula “peace in exchange for territories” proposed by the mediators.

“This statement by the Minister of Defense of Armenia, made immediately after the meeting of the Prime Minister of Armenia with the President of Azerbaijan in Vienna, which resulted in a Joint Statement on the need to create a favorable environment for peace and the adoption of results-oriented steps in the negotiation process to find a peaceful settlement to the conflict, is frankly provocative in nature and opposes the efforts of the international community in the face of the OSCE MG Co-Chairs for the peaceful settlement of the conflict ", the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan drew attention.

“We are bringing to the notice of the Armenian side that the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan are among the most powerful armies in the world and are able to liberate the occupied territories of Azerbaijan as soon as possible based on the relevant provisions of the international law on self-defense,” the Azeri Foreign Ministry recalled, adding that Azerbaijan  has no territorial claims against other states and does not plan to occupy anybody’s land.

“In accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council, Azerbaijan demands the immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the occupying troops of Armenia from the internationally recognized territories of Azerbaijan. All efforts of Azerbaijan with the support of the international community are aimed at achieving this goal. Otherwise, Azerbaijan is ready to liberate its territories from the Armenian occupation by any other means, guided by the relevant norms and principles of the international law, as well as the UN Charter, and Armenia is well aware of this, ”the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stressed.

“In conclusion, we would like to hear the comment of the top leadership of Armenia in the context of the statement by its defense minister: did the minister make speech with the consent of the leadership of Armenia or was it ministerial improvisation designed to cast doubt at least on the essence of the talks and the joint statement, adopted on their basis, ”the Azerbaijani diplomats concluded.

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