Aliyev vows to 'punish' Armenia over illegally occupied Azerbaijani territories

Lester Mason
September 21, 2017

"Up to this day, those documents have not been ratified, instead, they have landed in some dark drawers of the official Ankara. This is double standards, and Armenia should be sanctioned on an worldwide level", he said.

The announcement on Tuesday by Matsak Poladian of the Union of Armenians in Nice, France, underlined the diaspora's role in supporting cash-strapped Armenian, which has been locked in conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan for more than a quarter century. "We will enter the spring of 2018 without those, as our experience has demonstrated, futile Protocols", Sargsyan declared.

"Nagorno-Karabakh is an ancient and historical part of Azerbaijan".

In a February 2017 referendum organized by the separatists controlling Nagorno-Karabakh, the region's name was changed from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to the Republic of Artsakh.

He note that Armenia went even further in its aggression policy now trying to associate other countries with the illegal occupation through attracting businesses, trade and investments in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

Since the 1990s, Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.

Sarkisian also accused Azerbaijan of committing "a number of war crimes against civilian population and the prisoners of war" in 2016.

"As a result of Armenian aggression nearly 20% of the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan is under Armenian occupation", the head of state said at the opening of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in NY.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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