ArmInfo.Any Azerbaijani map dated 1919 or 1920 is nothing, the former vice-speaker of Armenia's Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov stated in response to a report by the newspaper owned by Armenia's premier that Azerbaijan is allegedly demanding delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
In 1918-1920, the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was not recognized by the League of Nations.
"The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan applied to the League of Nations, but was not recognized. On December 1, 1920, the League of Nations stated that Azerbaijan's borders were not clearly demarcated. That state appeared only in 1918 and that territory had earlier been part of the Persian, Mongol and Russian empires. So give the maps back to the 'source' and to its 'constructive partner,' and let them use the maps for anything but border delimitation," Mr Sharmazanov said.
In its October 3 issue, the Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Time) newspaper (the Armenian premier's wife Anna Hakobyan is chief editor of the newspaper), referring to its "reliable sources", reported information on Azerbaijan's demands to Armenia under the so-called peace agreement.
According to the newspaper, Azerbaijan's demands are as follow: dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh army, recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan without any status, opening a corridor via Armenia, border demarcation and delimitation based on the maps dated 1919-1920 (which particular maps are in question remains unknown), discovering the fate of the missing Azerbaijanis (the purpose is to charge Armenia with war crimes later). According to the newspaper, for a comprehensive peace with Azerbaijan to be reached the Armenian side has either to meet Azerbaijan's demands or persuade it into withdrawing them.