“James Warlick has not yet reached the level that I comment on some of his erroneous views. I think OSCE Minsk Group’s U.S. Co-chair should better familiarize with, learn and study the Minsk Group’s documents and only after this go deeper into polemics”, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told journalists.
Making the remarks on April 10 expressing his attitude to the comments by the OSCE Minsk Group’s U.S. Co-chair, James Warlick who said on his Twitter that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a conflict between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan, Azimov stressed that Warlick made this statement to calm down Armenia, as this country tries to present the Nagorno-Karabakh as a “government”: “they [the separatist regime] is wrong to think that if they are recognized as one of the conflict sides, they will be invited to sign an agreement with regard to settlement of the conflict at the next step. It is clear that Azerbaijan and Armenia are the conflict sides. And the residence of an ethnic group of 30,000 people on any territory does not give it the rights and grounds to claim that territory as its own. Azerbaijan has always expressed and confirmed its intention to retain the Azerbaijani citizenship of the Armenian population living in Nagorno-Karabakh. There are certain steps in the settlement of the conflict”.