Zangelan

Zangelan

 

a city (settlement until 1967), the administrative center of Zangelan Raion in southern Azerbaijan SSR. It has a railroad station on a branch from the Baku-Nakhichevan’ line. Population, 4,000 (1970). It is the site of a grape sovkhoz.

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The Co-Chairs also travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh on 9-11 February to meet with de facto authorities and visited specific locations in the Zangelan, Kubatly, Agdam, Lachin, and Kelbajar districts.
126) But already in its fourth resolution in the wake of occupation of Zangelan district of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the attack on the city of Goradiz in the Fizuli district the Council went even further and specifically called "the Government of the Republic of Armenia to use its influence to [.
In the wake of the occupation of Djabrail and Kubatli districts and the real threat of the seizure of the Zangelan district of Azerbaijan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Ali Akbar Vilayati, in his letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General expressed his concern with the developments and called the United Nations to "take immediate and effective measures to implement Security Council Resolutions 822 (1993) and 853 (1993) and decisively compel the aggressive forces to accept a cease-fire and to withdraw to the internationally recognized borders.
The Security Council seems to be convinced that the southwestern districts of Azerbaijan were also attacked from the territory of Armenia and in its fourth resolution (884) in the paragraph concerning the occupation of the Zangelan district condemned the "attacks on civilians and bombardments of the territory of the Azerbaijani Republic.
In its fourth resolution (884) the Security Council, while reiterating its previous demands to cease armed hostilities, make the cease-fire effective and permanent, and demanding unilateral withdrawal of occupying forces from the Zangelan district and from other occupied areas of Azerbaijan, again expressed its concern at the displacement of a large number of civilians in the Republic of Azerbaijan and requested the Secretary-General and relevant international agencies to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the affected civilian population and to assist displaced persons to return to their homes.
In August, the Armenians turned south to clear the area separating Karabakh from Iran -- Jibrail (August 19), Fizuli (August 23) and Zangelan (October-November).
Security Council reaffirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and called for maintaining the latest cease-fire (October 14, 1993), but a week later the Armenians launched attacks on Zangelan and Goradiz.
To the south, Armenian forces took in August 1993 four more Azeri towns: Kubatly, Fizuli, Jebrail and Zangelan, adjacent to Nagorno-Karabakh, and reached the river Araxes along the Iranian border by October 1993, displacing the local Azeri population.