ANCA Protests Azeri Ambassador’s Anti-Armenian Remark At AIPAC Conference

ELin Suleymanov

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), giving voice to the Armenian American community’s growing alarm over anti-Armenian tirades by Azerbaijani leaders and diplomats, officially registered a protest today with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) regarding remarks by Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States Elin Suleymanov, at the organization’s recently concluded annual conference.

According to news reports, Azerbaijani Ambassador Suleymanov, during a breakout session at the AIPAC Policy conference titled “New Allies: Israel and the Caucasus Region,” warned supporters of Israel not to “fall under the influence of pro-Armenian lobby groups.”

In the March 7 ANCA letter, Executive Director Aram Hamparian explained that: “Strengthening the relationship between the United States and Israel need not involve support for dictatorial regimes. Nor should supporting Israel require providing a platform for those, like Ambassador Suleymanov, who engage in the very sort of hateful, conspiratorial rants that have, for far too long, been used to demonize Israel and her supporters worldwide.”

Hamparian specifically asked AIPAC to “reevaluate the moral and practical dimensions of your organization’s association with Azerbaijan’s war-mongering President, Ilham Aliyev, a dictator who, echoing the venomous Holocaust-era rants of Adolf Hitler against Jews, has announced openly that, “all the Armenians of the world” are his enemies.” He added that Aliyev, by saying that “Armenia as a country is of no value… it is actually a colony, an outpost run from abroad, a territory artificially created on ancient Azerbaijani lands,” was “attacking Armenia’s very right to exist in language chillingly similar to those who seek to destroy Israel.”

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7 Comments

  1. MK said:

    The fact that Israel sold 1.6 Billion dollars of arms to Azerbaijan last year speaks volumes to Israel’s good intentions towards Armenia.

    I don’t think I need to say any more.

  2. RIta said:

    People like stupid suleymanov should not even become representatives of countries.

  3. GB said:

    Muslim population of Axerbaijan have the same faith as other Muslim countries feel about Israel!! The only thing is matter for Jewish state, get free oil, and ship defective weaponry to Axerbaijani fake oil Sultanate..

  4. Վազգէն said:

    , “all the Armenians of the world” are his enemies.” He added that Aliyev, by saying that “Armenia as a country is of no value… it is actually a colony, an outpost run from abroad, a territory artificially created on ancient Azerbaijani lands,” was “attacking Armenia’s very right to exist in language chillingly similar to those who seek to destroy Israel.”
    WE SOULD BOYCOTT TALK WITH AZERBAIJAN ON THE SUBJECT OF NAGORNO KARABAGH UNTILL THEY APOLOGISE!!!

  5. Alexander said:

    Jews only care about Jews and their ways, and those that will give them what they want… Israel is the enemy of Armenia, because it sells and helps manufacture weapons for Azeri’s, if Armenia did that for Israel’s enemies, they would not stop with their campaign to give Armenians bad name in the media’s that they own. Jews living outside of Israel are mostly for Israel and not the nation they live in… I have friends in USA that didn’t serve in USA military’s but left to Israel to serve there. Why?

  6. Garo Karpouzian said:

    Azerbaijan and Israel work together on
    Security issues and are trade partners. Israel
    Sells Azerbaijan military hardware including
    UAVs. The Azeris provide to Israel intelligence
    On Iran. So let’s not kid ourselves by trying
    To create a distance between Israel and
    Azerbaijan. AIPAC is the enemy of any
    Liberation movement against colonialism. So
    Let’s not try to look good to them because
    They don’t give a hoot about the Armenian
    Cause

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