BAKU, (AFP) - Azerbaijan's President Heydar Aliyev slammed the international community on Wednesday for failing to drive occupying Armenian forces out of the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"The international community does not care about the fact that the territorial integrity and borders of Azerbaijan are being violated," Aliyev said during a meeting with Belarus Prime Minister Vladimir Yermoshin in the Azeri capital, Baku.
"This is paradoxical when you consider that all these states say they are committed to international principles about territorial integrity and the inviolability of borders."
Peace talks for a permanent settlement to the dispute have been stalled since April this year. Aliyev's latest comments could point to a further hardening of his negotiating position on the issue.