By MIKE CORDER
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia has urged the United Nations’ top court to impose new interim orders on Azerbaijan aimed at protecting ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. The leader of Armenia’s legal team said on Thursday that the orders should prevent what he called “ethnic cleansing” of the region by Azerbaijan from becoming irreversible. Armenia is asking judges at the International Court of Justice for 10 “provisional measures” aimed at protecting the rights of ethnic Armenians from the Nagorno-Karabakh region that Azerbaijan reclaimed last month following a swift military operation. Lawyers for Azerbaijan are scheduled to respond on Thursday afternoon. The court will likely rule on the request within weeks.