Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: If Armenia has least respect for norms of international law, it must fulfill UN resolutions

Baku: “Because we are well familiar with Armenian hypocrisy, reports of this kind do not catch us by surprise and we meet them normally,” the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA on March 31.

The ministry said if the Armenians, who speak of respect for the norms of international law everywhere, have the least respect for the norms of international law, they must immediately and unconditionally liberate occupied Azerbaijani lands in compliance with the UN Security Council’s resolutions.

“If the Armenians occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands, massacring civilians and unarmed people in Khojaly and other districts under any law, then under the same law, the Azerbaijani side sat at a tea table with and shot photographs with an Armenian serviceman who had surrendered to our side”.

The Armenian Defense Ministry rejected the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s statement that the Armenians had suffered heavy losses, also claiming that Azerbaijan has violated the international conventions in its treatment toward the Armenian soldier Andranik Grigoryan, who crossed to the Azerbaijani side with his own will.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency