Armenia’s UN representative brings up Azeri violation of truce and assistance to Yazidis at UN Security Council meeting

Armenia’s UN representative brings up Azeri violation of truce and assistance to Yazidis at UN Security Council meeting

YEREVAN, August 23. /ARKA/. Armenia’s UN permanent representative Zohrab Mnatsakanyan raised the issue of Azerbaijan’s violating the cease-fire and of the need for immediate helping hand to Yazidis of Iraq, the website of Armenia’s foreign ministry reported on Friday.

The ambassador stressed the importance of civil society in forming a mutual trust to prevent conflicts
Effective prevention mechanisms are important also for unsettled conflicts, the Karabakh conflict in particular, where Azerbaijan launched a large-scale war, in violation of UN charter and against the right to self-determination, Mnatsakanyan said. The recent truce violations and raid operations by Azerbaijan led to escalation and many casualties, including among civil population, the ambassador said.

Mnatsakanyan spoke about Yazidis’ mass killings in Northern Iraq in recent weeks. He noted that hundreds of thousands of people, including Yazidis, Assyrians, and Armenians, were forced to flee their homes, and informed that Armenia has decided to deliver aid to Yazidi community through UN.

Armenia calls on the UN Security Council to respond to the tragic situation with Yazidi population, the ambassador said. –0--

12:25 23.08.2014

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