The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Tell Armenia to comply with international law


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 11, 2017 - 6:18 AM

On Dec 29, the attack of the Armenian army across the border with Azerbaijan was effectively repelled.

As a member of the Kremlin-run Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan explicitly confirmed that Armenia will "coordinate its foreign policy with Russia.” Armenia continues to occupy up to 20 percent of the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan, a staunch US-ally, energy and security partner. This April, Secretary Kerry affirmed U.S. support for Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, a core principle of international law, violated by Armenia since 1994.

In 1993, UN SC adopted four resolutions 822, 853, 874, 884 calling for immediate withdrawal of Armenian forces from occupied Azerbaijan.

As its co-chair, America must call the OSCE Minsk Group to express its indignation with Armenia's never-ending aggression against Azerbaijan and exert pressure on Yerevan to comply with international law.

Sincerely,

Omer Kucuk M.D.

Atlanta