IUMS urge Armenia to withdraw from Karabakh
IUMS condemns Armenia's occupation, aggression, calls for lasting truce, dialogue
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Saturday urged Armenia to withdraw from occupied territories in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
In a statement, IUMS called for a lasting cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, along with serious and constructive dialogue to resolve the dispute while respecting each other’s territorial integrity.
IUMS condemned Armenia’s occupation of Azerbaijani territories and its aggression, stressing that injustice will always be overcome no matter how long it takes.
A humanitarian cease-fire for the exchange of prisoners and retrieval of bodies came into force at (0800GMT) on Saturday.
However, Azerbaijan has said that Armenia continues to “grossly” violate the agreement by attempting to mount attacks and shelling civilian areas.
Clashes erupted between the two countries on Sept. 27, and since then Armenia has continued attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces.
Multiple UN resolutions, as well as international organizations, demand the withdrawal of the Armenien forces.
Many world powers, including Russia, France and the US, have called for a new cease-fire.