Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its position on information disseminated by Armenian media outlets concerning the recognition of “independence” of “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” by Los-Angeles City Council.
The Ministry`s spokesman Elman Abdullayev said as a number of states in the U.S. had recognized the Khojaly genocide and the Armenian aggression policy against Azerbaijan had been exposed, the Armenian lobby was trying to achieve the adoption of resolutions by using primitive means. “They actually confess their disappointments,” Abdullayev underlined.
The spokesman stressed that the document was adopted due to political and financial pressure of the Armenian lobby to the City Council. He said: “The position of the United States is clear. Official Washington does not accept Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state, it recognizes Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity and sovereignty. This is the official position of the United States.”
Abdullayev reminded that some time ago the Armenian lobby also made Highland City Council adopt a similar resolution. “This is absurd, because the U.S. does not recognize any “republic” called “Nagorno-Karabakh”. Member of the Highland City Council Jody Scott has just objected to this issue for this reason.”
He said so far, several states in the U.S. have adopted 18 resolutions on the Khojaly genocide and on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in general, and Los Angeles City Council`s adoption of a resolution recognizing the separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh is just a pathetic attempt by the Armenian lobby.
On regular violation of ceasefire by the Armenian armed forces on the frontline, Abdullayev said Armenia confuses the world community, at the same time, giving incorrect information to its citizens. “However, the main reason of the all tension is that Armenia has occupied territories of Azerbaijan and official Yerevan has taken an unconstructive stance.”