Azerbaijan’s International Minister Jeyhun Bayramov accused Armenia of revanchism and navy provocations in an address to the United Nations Common Meeting on Sept. 23.
“Efforts for sturdy peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia have once more turn into hostage to Armenia’s coverage of revanchism,” Bayramov mentioned.
All through the speech, Bayramov accused Armenia of undermining Azerbaijani sovereignty and framed the military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh as a authorized anti-terrorism measure.
Baryamov mentioned that previous to the operation, Armenia planted mines in a navy provocation that killed six Azerbaijani residents.
These claims haven’t been independently verified.
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Baryamov additionally denied imposing a blockade on Nagorno-Karabakh, calling the reviews “fabricated allegations.”
The blockade, imposed in 2022 after the withdrawal of Russian troops, drew widespread worldwide condemnation. In February 2023 the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) ruled in favor of Yerevan’s appeal to raise the blockade .
Baryamov’s speech blamed the worldwide outcry on an Armenian propaganda marketing campaign.
“Armenia additional launched into igniting rigidity via a world marketing campaign of manipulation and disinformation focusing on the sovereign territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” Baryamov mentioned.
Regardless of the litany of accusations, Baryamov additionally mentioned that Azerbaijan was open to dialogue with Armenia and believed that the 2 nations may set up “good neighborly relations.”
On Sept. 20, authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh surrendered to the Azerbaijani navy in change for a Russian-brokered ceasefire after someday of assaults by Azerbaijani forces.
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