UN Security Council Resolutions have NEVER acknowledged Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh as a part of Azerbaijan !
Azerbaijan keeps manipulating International Media by misinterpreting and taking words out of context to convince the International Community that Artsakh is a part of Azerbadjani territory.
Here are 10 facts why Azerbaijan claims are not justified.
1) The UN Security Council has #NEVER discussed the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and has not proposed any solution. In 1993, the UN Security Council adopted 4 resolutions preventing the geographical spread of hostilities and threatening other countries’ involvement, including Armenia, Turkey, Russia, Iran, etc.
2) The main demand of these resolutions was the immediate ceasefire and the resumption of negotiation processes, which Azerbaijan has broken and has not respected. In addition, Azerbaijan has also not fulfilled other demands of those resolutions, e.g. stopping the blockade and opening the roads.
3) Important note – in this resolution the Armenians of the Nagorno Karabakh region are considered an involved party.
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The resolutions also mention the indigenous Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) as a party to the conflict.
4) In the UN SC resolutions, there is only one demand addressed to the Republic of Armenia: to exert as much influence as possible on the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh to give a peaceful course to the conflict, which has been implemented by the Republic of Armenia.
5) The Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to comply with those resolutions’ requirements and ceased the fire, which was the main requirement; however, Azerbaijan’s non-compliance with the ceasefire requirement made it impossible to comply with the requirements of the other conflicting parties fully.
6) The UN does not have a de jure recognition function, so it has #never discussed and never recognized the legal status of any region of the world. Therefore, the UN SC four resolutions were not documents that de jure recognize the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and its adjacent regions. These resolutions were adopted in 1993 (not in 1991, when the conflict began), for a specific purpose, see paragraph 1. Therefore, any interpretation regarding those resolutions’ status cannot be considered as #dejure recognition of that territory’s status by the UN.
7) As the international right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to self-determination has been recognized by the OSCE Minsk Group, EU countries and a number of other countries, the de jure status of Nagorno Karabakh must be finally clarified.
8) Failure by Azerbaijan to comply with the 4 resolutions adopted in 1993 led to the subsequent loss of validity of those resolutions due to eliminating preventable threats. And in 1994, due to other circumstances, an indefinite tripartite ceasefire agreement was signed.
9) During the collapse of the USSR, at the time of independence, Azerbaijan had no right to include the territory of the people of Nagorno Karabakh into its territory against the will of NK’s people. And what is more important is that Nagorno Karabakh has never been part of independent Azerbaijan and even during USSR when Stalin decided to give the land inhabited with 90+ % Armenians to Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh had been granted a self-autonomy and had its own governing bodies reporting not to Baku but Moscow.
10) According to international norms, as well as the constitution and laws of USSR, during the collapse of the USSR, the people of Nagorno-Karabakh had all the rights to self-determination through free will, which they did. Therefore, again Nagorno-Karabakh has never been part of independent Azerbaijan. In other words, Nagorno Karabakh has nothing to do with the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.