Azerbaijani MFA reacts to Armenian FM's comments made in his visit to Egypt

  15 September 2020    Read: 862
 Azerbaijani MFA reacts to Armenian FM

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan's remarks during his visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt are a clear example of the hypocrisy of an official of a country which destroyed the Muslim heritage and looted mosques in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and committed the bloody ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis and the brutal murder of 613 civilians in Khojaly overnight because they are Azerbaijanis and Muslims, says the Azerbaijani MFA in a press release, reports.

"Azerbaijan has suffered from Armenia's ideology of terrorism through the years since the late 1980s and early 1990s. Over 2,000 civilians were killed following more than 30 terrorist attacks, accompanied by the blowing up of passenger buses and trains in Azerbaijan and the Baku metro," said the foreign ministry.

Azerbaijan's MFA also said that Armenia used terrorist methods in the annexation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts of Azerbaijan, and is attracting mercenaries from foreign countries, specifically from the Middle East.

“The true face of Armenia is manifested in the example of such ardent terrorists as Monte Melkonyan, who was directly involved in the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan and was one of the leaders of the ASALA terrorist organization. In the 1970s-1980s, ASALA and other Armenian terrorist organizations committed more than 235 terrorist attacks in 22 countries, 24 diplomats of Turkey became victims of the Armenian terror,” the MFA said.

“Amid all this, the statements of the Armenian Foreign Minister about friendship and close cooperation with Muslim countries, regional and global security are nothing more than nonsense. We resolutely reject the false and delusional allegations and statements of the occupying Armenia and demand this country to comply with the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council in 1993, as well as numerous resolutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regarding the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan,” said the Azerbaijani ministry.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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