29 Mar 2022 08:41

Yerevan proposes to Azerbaijani to immediately launch talks on peace agreement

YEREVAN. March 29 (Interfax) - The Armenian Security Council has described the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh as tense and proposed to Azerbaijan to begin talks around a comprehensive peace treaty without delay, the Armenian government said.

"The situation around Nagorno-Karabakh, assessed as extremely tense, was discussed at today's Security Council meeting. The situation's analysis shows that Azerbaijan is trying to find fictional reasons as it prepares the ground for new provocations targeting Nagorno-Karabakh and an assault, including by way of accusing Armenia of destructive actions with regard to peace agreement," the Armenian government's press service said in a statement on Monday.

The Armenian Security Council reiterates the stance earlier expressed by the country and proposes to Azerbaijan to start negotiations immediately "around a comprehensive peace agreement," it said.

"Drawing the attention of the international community to the possibility of military clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh and on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the Armenian Security Council believes international mechanisms for deterrence must be engaged in order to prevent a new military escalation in the region and ethnic cleansing," the Armenian government said.