Foreign Ministry: Yerevan's statements provoking international discord are an indication of the destructive thinking of the Armenian leadership
- 20 February 2021
The statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry in support of the illegal decision of February 20, 1988, which laid the foundation for the aggressive separatism of the radical Armenians of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region (NKAO) of the Azerbaijani SSR, shows that Armenia is still far from responsible behavior and relations based on the rule of international law, APA reports quoting the statement came from the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
"We would like to remind you that this so-called decision contradicted the Constitution of the USSR, the Law on Nagorno-Karabakh of 1981, as well as all other relevant normative legal acts.
Armenia's support for aggressive Armenian separatists and the latter's open territorial claims and aggressive policies against Azerbaijan have led to decades of military occupation, bloody ethnic cleansing, violations of the fundamental rights of one million people and devastation. This situation has seriously hampered the region's sustainable development, peace, security and progress for many years.
At a time when international law has been established, the occupation factor has been eliminated and an agreement has been reached to end military operations, official Yerevan's statements that have once again provoked international discord are an indication of the destructive thinking of the Armenian leadership.
We strongly condemn the Armenian side's promotion of hostility instead of taking practical steps to normalize relations between the two countries and ensure peaceful coexistence in the region, in accordance with its commitments. This approach has no future and is nothing more than leading the Armenian people into the abyss, "the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.