Syria’s spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassun, also spoke about Nagorno-Karabakh in an interview with Russian mass media on Syria and other hot spots in the world. He noted that there are regions where the issue of territoriality should have been resolved long ago, and one of such examples is Karabakh.
“I do not understand what’s controversial here. Personally, I support Karabakh and its aspirations for independence and freedom of the people. And again I want to emphasize that the cause of the Karabakh conflict is not religious. The reason is the people’s will and this can not be overlooked, “said the Syrian leader. The Syrian spiritual leader for the first time expressed his position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2011 during a meeting with Syrian religious minorities.