Member of British Parliament condemns Armenia’s attacks

Member of British Parliament condemns Armenia’s attacks
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  • calendar-gray 14 July 2020

Bob Blackman, chairman of the UK-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group (UAIFG) and a member of the House of Commons, condemned Armenia's attacks on the border with Azerbaijan in the direction of Tovuz, APA's European bureau reports.

"That this House notes the acts of aggression by Armenia overnight on 12 July 2020 which further escalates the armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan which is rooted in Armenia's military control over Azerbaijan's Nagorno Karabakh region and adjacent seven districts that in the early 1990s led to the death of 30,000 people and the fleeing of more than 1 million internally displaced persons from their homes; calls on the UK Government to condemn the recent actions of Armenia which represent a serious hindrance to the progress of the peace process and which have violated international law as well as the ceasefire agreement signed in 1994; further notes that the military flare up along the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the involvement of heavy artillery is a flagrant violation of international law as well as the ceasefire agreed in 1994 and represents a serious hindrance to the progress of the peace process; urges the UK Government to support the call for the OSCE Minsk Group to investigate thoroughly to prevent the current military action escalating into an all-out war; and further calls on the UK Government to urge for the withdrawal of Armenian military forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan as stated in UN Security Council resolutions adopted in 1993," he said. 

Aytan Abbasli

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