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Defense News - Azerbaijan / Armenia
 

Saturday , February 12, 2011, 02:53 PM

 
Azerbaijan is making serious military preparations for the liberation of the occupied territories.
 
 
BAKU, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan is seriously preparing for war with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the country's defense minister told international peace mediators Feb. 11.
     
Azerbaijan is seriously preparing for war with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the country's defense minister told international peace mediators Feb. 11.
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev
     

Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev received the co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group Robert Bradtke, Bernard Fassier, Igor Popov and Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, Defense Ministry’s press service told the press agency APA.

The visitors shared their impressions about the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and current state on the line of contact. According to Safar Abiyev, though the activity of the Minsk Group has not produced concrete results, we have not lost our hopes in this mission. The Minister said the efforts must be united for the solution of the conflict, Armenia must give up its aggressive policy and the peaceful variant will be possible only in this context.

Defense Minister underlined that Azerbaijan is making serious preparations for the liberation of the occupied territories. He said all states would act in a similar manner under such circumstances.
“No one can blame Azerbaijan for this issue,” he said.

Safar Abiyev underlined the importance of applying the existing international rules in the solution of such conflicts and cited as an example such an approach with regard to several countries. Minister said similar attitude must be demonstrated with regard to Azerbaijan. “But we see its difference, it causes regret,” he said.

 

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