17 May 2019 14:50

Aliyev reproaches int'l community for lack of proper pressure on Armenia over Karabakh

BAKU. May 17 (Interfax) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has called on the international community to increase pressure on Armenia in a bid to secure a solution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

"The whole world recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven occupied districts surrounding it as Azerbaijani territory. However, the occupier country is not being properly pressured into withdrawing from these held Azerbaijani territories. The conflict can be settled only within the framework of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity," Aliyev said during a meeting with ambassadors of Muslim countries on Friday.

International organizations have adopted scores of resolutions and documents demanding the immediate and unconditional liberation of Azerbaijan's occupied territories, he said.

"However, these resolutions, including four passed by the UN Security Council, have not been implemented. They remain only on paper, and this is a manifestation of double standards," Aliyev said.

Azerbaijan's relations with other countries of the Muslim world have been developing successfully, he said.

"Relations have been developing successfully both in the bilateral format and at the level of international organizations. Muslim countries' support of Azerbaijan as part of the Karabakh settlement process means a great deal to us," Aliyev said.