Matthew Bryza: ‘(North) Azerbaijan has a right to defend its territorial integrity under int’l law’

There are legal methods to prevent operation of the airport in Khojaly, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, ex-co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Matthew Bryza believes.

“Azerbaijan has a right to defend its territorial integrity under international law,” Bryza told journalists in Baku on Friday commenting on Armenia’s plans to open the airport in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

“Of course, the issue of the airport in the occupied territories can lead to escalation of tension around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. However, this issue like other problems around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved within the OSCE Minsk Group, as I said before while being U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair,” he said.trend