Armenia is a threat to Europe and the whole world, said Peter Tase, an American political analyst and journalist, who is on a visit to Baku.
He made the remarks at an international conference entitled “Azerbaijan’s multiculturalism model: ethno-cultural diversity” in Baku on Tuesday, APA reports.
“Armenia unleashed terror against its neighbor, Azerbaijan, as a result of which, the people of Azerbaijan suffered losses and sufferings,” said the American journalists.
He noted with regret that leading global powers, such as the United States and the European Union, remain silent in response to terrorist attacks committed by Armenians against the civilian population of Azerbaijan.
The political analyst urged the world community to react to the actions of the fascist regime of Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan.
“Armenians are engaged in drug trafficking through the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The West is also suffering from this,” Peter Tase added.
Armenians caused serious damage to the ethno-culture and environment of Azerbaijan, said the political analysts, stressing that Armenia is a threat to Europe and the whole world.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.
The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.
Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in December 1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.
Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.
Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.