Azerbaijan has been objected to the Armenian aggression since the first years of independence, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the 7th ministerial conference on Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA), titled “Security and Economic Connectivity towards a Strengthened Heart of Asia Region”, AzVision.az reports.
Twenty percent of Azerbaijani lands - the Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 adjunct districts remain under the occupation of Armenia, said Ilham Aliyev.
"For more than 25 years Armenia occupies 20% of the territory of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 other regions of our country. Nagorno-Karabakh is an ancient and historical part of Azerbaijan. As a result of Armenian aggression, almost twenty percent of the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan is under Armenian occupation. More than one million of Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced persons. Armenia conducted the policy of ethnic cleansing against Azerbaijanis in Armenia, in Nagorno-Karabakh and seven other regions of Azerbaijan.International organizations, such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Non-Alignment Movement, OSCE, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and European Parliament adopted similar decisions and resolutions. Armenia doesn’t implement them. Armenia for 24 years ignores UN Security Council resolutions and unfortunately is not punished for that. In some cases, UN Security Council resolutions are implemented within days. In our case, it’s 24 years that resolutions are not implemented. This is a double standards approach. This approach is unacceptable. International sanctions must be imposed on Armenia. One of the important reforms of the United Nations must be the creation of the mechanism of implementation of the resolutions of the Security Council", Ilham Aliyev highlighted.