Ali Hasanov: we wait for Israel to comment on situation in Karabakh

 Ali Hasanov: we wait for Israel to comment on situation in Karabakh

Baku expects Israel to comment on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, because Israel can request Armenia to cease fire and enter negotiations, the President's Aide for Public and Political Affairs, Ali Hasanov, said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post.
"We view Israel as a strategic partner and expect it to comment on the situation," Trend cited him as saying.

Hasanov noted that Azerbaijan asks its strategic partner, Israel, to express its attitude toward the latest developments related to the aggravation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

He explained that Israel has good relations with the US, Russia and France, and its authorities can urge them to bring Armenia to negotiations on the conflict.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.