SHAFAQNA – Tehran has once more reiterated its support of Baku in its position toward the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Spokeswoman for the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry, Marzieh Afkham reaffirmed Iran’s refusal to recognize the so-called “parliamentary elections” that were held recently in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“We believe that such moves make the path of resolving regional problems more difficult and more complex,” Afkham said, according to the official website of the Iran’s embassy to Baku.
She further said the Islamic Republic was against any action that harms stability, security and peace in the region.
The separatist regime in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region managed to hold its illegal “parliamentary elections” despite righteous calls from Baku to restraint from such move.
Backed politically and financially by Yerevan the puppet rulers in Karabakh arranged so-called “polls” on May 3, in defiance to both Azerbaijan’s law and international law.
In its earlier statement, prior to the fallacious “parliamentary elections” earlier in April, the Iranian foreign ministry assessed the separatist regime’s move as a reason that “could feed the flames of further military escalation in the region”.
Since the first announcement that “elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh will be held, Baku raised its obvious opposition to those illicit “polls” in the historical and internationally recognized lands of Azerbaijan. It said “the so-called “elections have no legal effect”.
The international community showed great solidarity towards Azerbaijan’s position, supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity by recognizing the Nagorno-Karabakh as part of the country’s territory.
Armenia’s armed invasion into Azerbaijan’s legal territory resulted in a severe conflict pushing the two neighboring countries into a bitter territorial dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Armenia-backed separatists seized from Azerbaijan in a bloody war in the early 1990s.
Despite Baku’s best efforts, peace in the occupied lands remains a mirage in the distance as Armenia refuses to comply with international law.
Baku proposed a Great Peace Agreement project to work jointly on the conflict’s settlement. Yerevan refused of course to seize such peace opportunity, preferring instead to support the occupation.