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Novruz Mammadov: I regret Russiaâ€™s acts
|.||â€œThere are certain international norms according to which weapons can not be sold to the conflicting parties. I regret Russiaâ€™s actions,â€ chief of presidentâ€™s Office international affairs department Novruz Mammadov|
â€œThere are certain international norms according to which weapons can not be sold to the conflicting parties. I regret Russiaâ€™s actions,â€ chief of presidentâ€™s Office international affairs department Novruz Mammadov told APA.
Commenting on Russiaâ€™s strengthening military cooperation with Armenia and increasing the number of weapons sent to the country Novruz Mammadov said official Baku will surely react to it.
â€œI think that this act shows that Russiaâ€™s policy is not so wise. We are engaged in this issue. Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov yesterday reacted to the fact. I can not say whether Azerbaijan will send a note to Russia, but we always express our position to Russia,â€ he said.
Taking a stance on OSCE Minsk Group co-chair Mathew Bryzaâ€™s statement that the sides has to sacrifice something for the solution of the conflict Novruz Mammadov said Azerbaijanâ€™s position on this issue is clear.
â€œWe always state that the conflict has to be solved in accordance with international law norms and obeying to Azerbaijanâ€™s territorial integrity. As for Nagorno Karabakhâ€™s status, this can only be defined in the framework of Azerbaijanâ€™s territorial integrity. Armenia should realize the necessity of leaving Azerbaijani territories,â€ he said.
The department chief considers that the co-chairs often speak as a diplomat, not as a mediator.
â€œThey often make vague statements. All this does not help the solution to the conflict, on the contrary impedes it,â€ he said.
Commenting on Armeniansâ€™ committing arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and international organizationsâ€™ keeping silence Novruz Mammadov said official Baku will take corresponding steps concerning this problem.
â€œIt is not the first time that arsons are committed in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. International organizations â€“ UN, OSCE, European Union, PACE and others do not react to it. I sometimes ask myself: How would the international community have reacted, if a Muslim country had occupied lands of another country and committed such acts? Of course, the reaction would be different. But there is no necessary reaction regarding our problem,â€ he said.
Novruz Mammadov underlined that they have raised the issue the on arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and continue to do this.apa, Voice of a Nation