MP Elkhan Suleymanov has addressed a letter to the US Congressman
Mr. Adam Schiff,
of House of Representatives of USA Senate
opinion to resolutions on Azerbaijan discussed during PACE winter session during
your recent interview to “Horizon live? show by Mr. Ara Khachatryan,
editor-in-chief of Armenian “Asbarez? newspaper, you stress that the resolution
is a one-sided document supporting Azerbaijan. You call the resolution on the
“Escalation of violence in Nagorno Karabakh and other occupied territories of
Azerbaijan? by British MP Mr. Robert Walter as a destructive document; state
the special role of yours and Ms. Victoria Nuland, Assistant to USA Secretary
of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, on the refusal of the document, and
express that the resolution on water was approved.
I acknowledge that your
opinions during the interview didn?t surprise me at all, just raised some
questions. Probably, you comfort yourselves by approaching the adopted
Resolution as “some resolution regarding water?.
You are well aware
that the Resolution 2085 (2016) adopted during PACE winter session doesn?t only
deal with water. By adopting this Resolution, PACE stresses that Nagorno
Karabakh and other territories of Azerbaijan were occupied by Armenia and are
still under occupation, demands the Armenian armed forces to immediately
withdraw from the occupied territories, regards the use of water as a weapon by
Armenia as “environmental aggression?, officially makes the Armenian state fully
responsible for a possible humanitarian catastrophe due to Sarsang reservoir
and over 400 thousand inhabitants of 6 frontier regions of Azerbaijan becoming
the victims of this catastrophe, and thus, makes it impossible to present
Nagorno Karabakh as a party during the negotiations with Armenia.
I call on you to
read once again the Resolutions of UNSC (No. 822, 853, 874, and 884), European
Parliament, OSCE PA, and resolutions of PACE No. 1416 (2005) and No. 2085
(2016). Apart from all resolutions
adopted in international organizations (except OIC), PACE Resolution, a
document regarding water, as you evaluated, for the first time in 23 years obviously confirms that Azerbaijani
territories were not occupied by Armenian armed forces and separatists, but by
Armenian State and requests Armenian armed forces to be withdrawn from the area
of occupation without preconditions.
After that you will
see that your consolation is in vain!
I also understand the
reason why you were against the adoption of the resolution on the occupation of
Azerbaijani territories by Armenia. However, this position was the continuation
of your prejudice and sabotages since 1992.
I recall that in
spite of serious efforts taken by assistant of US Secretary of State, as well
as Co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group, and governmental representatives of great
majority of Council of Europe member states, PACE Resolution No. 2085 (2016) exposed
the lies of all international organizations (except Organization of Islamic
MP of Azerbaijani
Member of PACE