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First organization recognizing the aggressor

  



The international organization that first time openly recognized and condemned Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan is the Islamic Conference (OIC). The Republic of Azerbaijan since December 8, 1991 is a member of the OIC.
In June 1992, 5th Conference of the Urgent Meeting of OIC’s Foreign Ministers held in Istanbul condemned the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia and the recent attacks against Azerbaijan and asked Chairman of the Security Council of the United Nations and its Secretary General to adopt the resolution on withdrawal of Armenian forces from all occupied lands of Azerbaijan.  
April 25-29, 1993, at the 21st conference of the OIC Foreign Ministers held in Karachi, Pakistan the resolution was adopted in regard of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The first paragraph of the resolution reads that the OIC condemns the aggression of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan. The second paragraph of the resolution demanded from Armenia strictly the urgent withdrawal of Armenian forces from occupied Azerbaijani territories and immediate respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Further the OIC demonstrates unanimous support to the Azerbaijani government and people in the efforts to defend the country, the Islamic Development Bank and other Islamic organizations were asked to provide emergency financial assistance and humanitarian aid to Azerbaijan.
The principal position of condemning the aggression of Armenia by the OIC was reflected in the following documents, as well as in resolution of 7th summit of the organization which took place on December 13, 1994, in Casablanca. 
(Note: on 28th June of 2011 by the decision of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of member-countries the name of the organization has been changed to Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO))



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