Liberation of Karabakh Legitimate under Global, Religious Laws
TEHRAN (FNA)- According to international laws and religious principles, the people and government of Azerbaijan Republic have taken a fully legitimate measure to liberate their territories, said the statement that was issued at the end of Karabakh Conference, reiterating that the region is an inseparable part of Azerbaijan.
“The act of the government and people of Azerbaijan for liberating their territories was completely legitimate,” the statement read, stressing that Karabakh is part of the Islamic territory and cannot be separated from Azerbaijan.
On Monday, Iran’s Central city of Qom was host to an international conference about the Karabakh conflict with the participation of domestic and international experts and dignitaries.
The following is the full text of the statement issued by Seminary scholars at the end of the Karabakh conference,
“According to international law, the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan, is part of the Islamic territory and is inseparable from this country.
We support and defend the oppressed people of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Legally, and religiously speaking, the act of the government and people of the Republic of Azerbaijan in terms of liberating their territories was completely legitimate and it was in line with the four UN Security Council resolutions.
The participants of the conference emphasized that regional security and peace should not be realized through taking refuge in foreign forces, the Zionist enemy, and its allies.
International institutions are expected to use leverage to force the occupying party to accept the sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan and end the occupation.
Some countries are pursuing their sinister and divisive goals by creating a wave of Iranophobia and Shiaphobia. They seek to sow discord between the two nations of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan and, as a result, to destabilize the region by creating pessimism towards the Iranian people and government.
In other words, they seek to pave the way for the presence and influence of Takfiri forces, arrogant powers, and Zionism in these disputed areas in order to achieve their illegitimate goals in the light of war and division.
Accordingly, we call on the scholars, religious features, and elites of the Republic of Azerbaijan to thwart the conspiracies of the enemies with insight and awareness, and not to allow the deep historical, cultural, and religious relations between the two countries to be disrupted.
We also ask the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to consider necessary moves and take proper measures against the presence of Takfiri groups and elements of the Zionist regime.”