A few weeks after the Armenian forces deployed in Aleppo, where they are supposed to provide humanitarian aid to Armenians in Syria, a statement from Baku is surprising. Baku denounces the installation of Syrian Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. Are Turkey and the United States, very dissatisfied with the Yerevan initiative, about to internationalize the war in Idlib?
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mohammad Yarov, has stated that the accommodation of Armenians from Syria in Nagorno-Karabakh constitutes a case of violation of the Geneva Agreement.
According to the ISNA news agency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan denounced “Armenia’s efforts to provide accommodation for Armenians from Syria in the occupied territory of Nagorno-Karabakh”. “This is a case of flagrant violation of the Geneva Agreement and is therefore unacceptable,” added Elmar Mohammad Yarov.
The Azeri minister stressed that housing Armenians from Syria in Nagorno-Karabakh would not help in any way to resolve the conflict in that region, “but on the contrary, would add even more to the problems associated with the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis”.
For his part, the Director of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia, Artur Venetian, who recently travelled to the controversial Karabakh region, ruled out any solution involving the annexation of one inch of land from Armenian territory to Azerbaijan.
Vanetian said that hosting plans were the very basis of his country’s security policies.
“To all peoples, but also to all those who seek to blackmail, Armenia wishes to convey, through the hosting plans, a message that we have no intention of giving up an inch of our territory, and that our people must live in their homeland,” added the Director of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia, Artur Venetian.
A few days ago, the Armenian Ministry of Defence announced that his country would participate militarily in the war in Syria, if necessary.
The Armenian Ministry of Defense placed an order for a first batch of four Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter aircraft to Russia just days after Yerevan confirmed the shipment of 83 special forces personnel to Aleppo to protect Syrian-Armenian residents in northern Syria.
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