Today, Azerbaijan
Jan 15 2008

Vladimir Kazimirov: "OSCE fails to fulfill a number of its own
resolutions on Nagorno Garabagh"

15 January 2008 [13:06] - Today.Az

Ambassador Vladimir Kazimirov, ex-co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group
on the settlement of Nagorno-Garabagh condlict considers that OSCE
fails to fulfill a number of its own resolutions on Nagorno Garabagh
and does not go beyond political and diplomatic sphere.

He noted in frames of the conference "Expanded Black Sea region:
prospects of international and regional security" that the said
structure does not cover other spheres of civil society and avoids
parallel elaboration as well as general principles of resolutions of
different unsettled issues.

The ambassador considers that OSCE undertook a commitment to settle
the conflict peacefully by the agreement of both sides and everything
that hampers its peacekeeping mission must be resisted even if in

Kazimirov noted that representatives of most countries and
organizations spoke against the forced settlement of the conflict
unanimously but late.

"The chairman-in-office and the permanent council in Vienna must
overcome the tolerance of the OSCE and resist more decisively to
those, who threaten to resume hostilities".

He noted that the serious basis for mutual concessions will emerge
only if the threat of military actions is removed.

"For one of the sides concessions mean a greater risk risk than the
stakes on late illusory revenge and other avoid them not to weaken
positions in this case", Kazimirov announced.

He added that the sides must be proposed an agreement on the absence
of an alternative to the peaceful settlement of the conflict. He said
this will help them understand that there is no other way out and
make concessions.

The OSCE Minsk Group for the peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Garabagh
conflict was established in 1992. Co-chairmen of the group are USA,
Russia and France.