Nagorno-Karabakh may be granted autonomy within Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan affirmed Thursday its readiness to grant autonomy to the province of Nagorno-Karabakh if the step assures that the province would not jeopardize the unity of Azerbaijan.

Nagorno-Karabakh may be granted autonomy within Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told the Russian Interfax News Agency that his country was ready to embark on the issue which created dispute with Armenia, providing that the autonomy would not affect the unity of Azerbaijan.

Several Azerbaijani officials warned that their country would use force to win back occupied territories if the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh was not settled with Armenia.

The province announced a one-side decision to separate from Azerbaijan after an eight-year war which began in the 1990s.


KUNA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Aralık 2007, 11:46
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