Without the support of other forces, Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh could not resist Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh public union, head of the Shusha executive power Bayram Safarov said today.
"Without outside influence, Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh would fail to violate the Azerbaijani laws," Safarov said.
He said that dialogue is the only way out for Armenians. This is also recognised by the international organisations.
Safarov expressed confidence that the displaced Azerbaijanis will return to their native lands.
"The fight against separatists, terrorists and other criminals is an internal affair for Azerbaijan," he said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions./Trend/