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Armenia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Nairi Petrosyan said that the international community should under no circumstances ‘give a license’ to Azerbaijan to conduct a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

Speaking at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council on September 16, Nairi Petrosyan said: "We feel the terrible consequences of Azerbaijani disregard of its international obligations and the behavior stemming from them. The most recent example is 2022. The military aggression undertaken by Azerbaijan on September 13th was directed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia".

According to Nairi Petrosyan, Azerbaijan's constant attempts at ethnic cleansing either through open military aggression or by depriving Armenians of their fundamental rights violate numerous norms of international law.

"Azerbaijan has a lot of homework to do, which is not limited solely to international humanitarian law," he said.

Nairi Petrosyan also recalled that back in 2007, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination demanded from Azerbaijan to stop discriminatory treatment of ethnic Armenians.

"However, Azerbaijan ignored this demand and continued its policy of ethnic cleansing," Petrosyan noted, recalling this just a month ago, in 2022.

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