Armenian activist: Kocharyan-Sargsyan criminal regime to be toppled

Armenian activist: Kocharyan-Sargsyan criminal regime to be toppled
# 08 November 2016 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Kocharyan-Sargsyan criminal regime in Armenia will be toppled, the Armenian human rights activist, head of the Intra-national Liberation Movement Organization Vahan Martirosyan told reporters in Baku Nov. 8.

“In a maximum of five years, Azerbaijanis and Armenians will begin to live in peace. That’s my prediction,” he said.

Martirosyan believes his prediction might come true as a result of people’s diplomacy.

“The Kocharyan-Sargsyan regime in Armenia, who is trying to prevent this from happening, is a criminal regime. Never has a criminal regime become victorious over international law. This criminal regime relies on force, and forcefully will they be brought down from power,” he stressed.

Martirosyan noted that the Armenian parents who lost their sons in war will agree to peace before all because their sons died defending their homes.

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 Dec.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.

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