Armenia: Yerevan Wary of Azerbaijan's Words and Weapons
Armenia has complained to Europe's top security and human rights watchdog that Azerbaijan's military buildup is violating the ceiling set by the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe.
Addressing a December 2 meeting of ministers from member-states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian asked the OSCE to take measures against Azerbaijan, the Regnum news agency reported. The two countries have been locked in conflict for the past 21 years over the breakaway ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Azerbaijan is in breach of one of the founding principles of the OSCE: non-use of force and/or a threat to use force," Nalbandian said.
While reiterating its commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan has not ruled out use of force if 15-year-long OSCE-mediated talks do not produce results soon.