UNITED NATIONS (Combined Sources)–Addressing the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains the most serious challenge to regional security. The Minister stated that the talks continuing in the framework of OSCE Minsk Group since 1992 produced no results and the United Nations Security Council is the only place to find a solution to the long-running Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia.
Mammadyarov rejected the statement from his Armenian counterpart, Vartan Oskanian, who told the General Assembly that a Karabakh solution should be negotiated only through the OSCE, instead saying that international law and four relevant Security Council resolutions should form the legal basis of a resolution of the conflict.
“From this high podium I would like to address the Armenian nation to realize how dangerous is their policy of breaching peace and security in the region as well as being counterproductive and disastrous implications to the long-term perspectives of the development of Armenia, said Mammadyarov. “I am confident that Azerbaijan will restore its sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is only a question of time,” Mammadyarov said.