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Offensive, provocative and threatening attitude of Armenian State must come to an end

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AZERBAIJAN - SEPTEMBER 14: A screen grab from Ictimai TV shows Azerbaijani army neutralizing Armenian positions on the border in Dashkasan, Kalbajar, Lachin, Zangilan on September 14, 2022. ( Ictimai TV - Anadolu Agency )
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Sep 20, 2022 - 03:14 AM

IZMIR, Türkiye (AA) – The Armenian State has once again manifested its occupying stance, which does not recognize international law and threatens the peace in the region.

With the support of their protectors, they have been opening harassment fire at the Azerbaijani positions located along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border for the last month, putting the life safety of our citizens and soldiers in danger.

In recent days, these harassment fires have become more frequent and they have begun to use heavy machine guns.

A clash broke out on Sept. 12, 2022, when Armenian soldiers were detected trying to mine the areas between the positions of the Azerbaijani army units and supply routes in the provinces of Lachin, Kelbajar and Dashkesen during the night hours, and then the Armenian soldiers attacked along the entire border.

The Azerbaijani army exercised their right of self-defense in order to ensure the security of the civilian population and protect territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and repelled the enemies and this provocative attack carried out along a wide area.

As a result of this attack, unfortunately, 50 Azerbaijani soldiers were martyred and many of our soldiers were injured.

We wish God’s mercy on our martyrs who lost their lives for the sake of their homeland, our condolences to all Azerbaijani people, especially to the grieving families of our martyrs, and a speedy recovery to the injured.

As the World Azerbaijanis Congress, we condemn this attitude of Armenia, which continues to play the role of a puppet state by relying on its protectors, and continues its aggression by trying to disrupt the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

We call on the world public opinion not to be a spectator to these events, and to put pressure and sanctions into practice immediately against the Armenian State, which disregards international law and continues its aggressive policies aimed at disrupting regional and world peace.

We particularly demand increased pressure on the Armenian State in order for it to fulfil all the articles of the tripartite agreement signed on November 10, 2020 and the responsibilities it accepted in the peace talks held after that date.

As long as this is not achieved, Armenia’s aggressive and provocative activities that disrupt the peace and tranquility in the region will continue.

As the World Azerbaijanis Congress, we stand by our State and Army in their legitimate and just cause.

 

*Opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Anadolu Agency.

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