Int'l Community Should Impose Sanctions On Armenia: Azerbaijan

The ceasefire in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region is under severe strain following Armenia's repetitive violations.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has urged the international community to impose sanctions on Armenia.

In a televised speech, Aliyev said that Armenian Army is involved in "massacres" of civilians, adding Armenia should respect the international law.

Aliyev expressed the resolve that Azerbaijan would liberate its lands from the Armenian occupation, adding the Azerbaijani Army has liberated Zangilan city.

In addition, six villages of Fuzuli, seven villages of Jabrayil, five villages of Khojavend and six villages of Zangilan have also been liberated.

Aliyev's statement came as a ceasefire in the mountain territory of Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain after fierce new clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces.