Yashar Aliyev: Armenia must realize that military occupation of another stateâ€™s territory didnâ€™t represent solution
- 22 February 2017
The Khojaly tragedy had been the largest massacre in the almost 30-year-long conflict, said Yashar Aliyev, Permanent Representative of the Republic Azerbaijan to the United Nations.
He made the remarks at the UN Security Council’s open debate on region’s protracted conflicts, APA reports citing reliefweb.int.
He noted that as a result of massive bombardment of Khojaly, hundreds of Azerbaijanis had been killed, wounded and taken hostage. He said the current presence of Armenian armed forces in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan was the main cause of tensions and incidents, and the major impediments to the political settlement of conflict.
The status quo was unsustainable, he said, adding that since the first day of conflict, combat operations had been conducted inside his country. “Furthermore, Armenia’s other provocative attempt was to hold a so-called “constitutional referendum” in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to change the territory’s name. The leadership of Armenia must realize that the military occupation of another state’s territory did not represent a solution,” he said.