BAKU (Combined Sources)—Azerbaijan’s President said that the international community should follow the Libyan scenario and punish Armenia for allegedly adhering to UN resolutions, a day before the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen kicked off another tour of the region.
In an interview with the Russia-24 TV, Aliyev said that the UN Security Council has adopted four resolutions “on withdrawal of Armenian occupation troops from the Azerbaijani territory, with none of them implemented.”
“When we see the UN Security Council’s resolutions put into practice just a few hours after they are approved, while resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh have not been implemented for 17 or 18 years, a natural question arises: what is the reason for such efficiency and, on the other hand, passivity in our case?” added Aliyev.
In drawing parallels between the Karabakh conflict and UN Security Council actions against Libya, is Aliyev urging the international community to bomb Karabakh?
In his interview, Aliyev also called on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to play an active role in the process
“We hope for a more active involvement by the mediators, particularly the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and Russia, as a regional country and our neighbor,” said Aliyev.
The U.S., Russian and French diplomats co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group met with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan at the start of their latest round of shuttle diplomacy. The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported few details of the talks, reported RFE/RL.
The co-chairs are scheduled to meet with President Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday and proceed to Karabakh later in the day. According to Azerbaijani media, they are due in Baku on Wednesday.