Nagorno-Karabakh Leader Accuses Israel of Supporting 'Genocide'

Nagorno-Karabakh Leader Accuses Israel of Supporting 'Genocide'

He charged that Azerbaijan's uncompromising posture has shattered hopes for a political settlement.

Ali Amiri Rad, the governor of the "Khadakafrin" region in East Azerbaijan province, told the official news agency IRNA that "a drone crashed this morning, Tuesday, in this region due to the clashes in Karabakh". Armenia rules this out and accuses Azerbaijan of making a land grab.

Hundreds have already been killed in the latest flare-up of fighting over Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan long controlled by Armenian separatists.

Hundreds of people have been killed since the conflict erupted September 27.

On October 9, following negotiations held in Moscow at the initiative of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on a ceasefire from 12:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time) on October 10 for humanitarian purposes to exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead. This is the most serious escalation between the two sides in more than 30 years. Azerbaijan has reported 63 civilian casualties but has yet to disclose military losses.

Separately, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev announced that the country's forces have taken control of 13 villages in the Jabrayil region near the Iranian border. He has insisted that Azerbaijan has the right to reclaim its territory by force after almost three decades of global mediation have yielded no progress.

Russia, France and the United States chair the Minsk Group, which was created by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in 1992 to find a solution to the territorial conflict.

The U.N. chief underscored in his latest calls with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan that both sides have an obligation under global humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, Dujarric said.

Turkey's parliament speaker on October 20 slammed the OSCE Minsk Group over the ongoing Azerbaijan-Armenia crisis, saying that the group is "brain-dead".

The deadly flighting prompted calls for the cessation of hostilities from around the globe and raised concerns of a wider conflict involving Turkey, which has publicly supported Azerbaijan, and Russian Federation, which has a security pact with Armenia. "Turkey is trying to prevent a truce because it has ambitious goals in the region".

Turkey has supported Baku's right to self-defense, and demanded a withdrawal of the occupying forces.

It is so unfortunate that the world is going towards more deadly wars as both the parties, Azerbaijan and Armenia, didn't respect the Moscow cease-fire agreement.

Russia, which has a defence pact with Armenia and sells weapons to both rival countries, could also be at risk of being embroiled into a regional war.

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