24 Nov 2017 18:31

Karabakh conflict can't be settled without observing right to self-determination principle - Armenian president

YEREVAN. Nov 24 (Interfax) - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has listed three international law principles based on which, in his opinion, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could be resolved.

"The resolution is based on three principles of international law: non-use of force, territorial integrity, and self-determination of nations. These principles have been proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group," Sargsyan said at an Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels.

The conflict "cannot be resolved if the people of Nagorno-Karabakh cannot realize their right to self-determination," he said.

The United Nations has never passed resolutions on a Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, and all the four existing resolutions concerned only the termination of combat actions, he said.

"Azerbaijan refused. And now, with the passage of 25 years, it's wrong to say that Armenia isn't meeting its obligations. I hope the settlement of conflicts in the Eastern Partnership region could make Europe more peaceful," he said.