Baku: Member of Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev has accused NATO member countries of pursuing a policy of double standards
The next session of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of NATO has today started it work today in Budapest, APA reports.
Member of Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev told APA that at today’s meeting discussions were held concerning the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.
Speaking during the discussions Hasanguliyev accused NATO member countries of pursuing a policy of double standards: “I noted in my speech that these sanctions can not affect the Russian economy. Because Russia’s economy depends on energy and these sanctions are not imposed on energy sector.”
G. Hasanguliyev also asked the participants about the reasons why non-use of sanctions against Armenia, while they imposed against Russia because of the fact of occupation: “Armenia is the occupant country.
This country holds Azerbaijani territories under occupation more than 20 years, as a result of it, 1 million people were displaced. Armenia ignores UN resolutions and international law. Punctuated the negotiation process, violates peace and stability in the region. Non-application of sanctions against such a country is a sign of the policy of double standards.”
Gudrat Hasanguliyev reminded that countries cooperating with NATO on the issue of Crimea, recognized the territorial integrity of Ukraine, made the same position during the discussions at the UN: “Only Armenia is exception here, showing solidarity with the position of Russia. Why in this case, sanctions adopted in relation to Russia, do not apply to Armenia? ”
According to the MP, in such a situation, the continuation of Armenia’s cooperation with NATO points to double standards.
Hasanguliyev proposed to discuss the issue in relations with Armenia at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and to impose sanctions against Armenia.
According to the MP G. Hasanguliyev, immediately after his speech, member of the Armenian delegation in NATO PA Tevon Pagosyan several times tried to speak, but the chairman of the meeting did not allow.
SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY