ANCA Calls On Obama Administration To Break Silence On Aliyev’s Aggression

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ANCA calls on Obama Administration to end silence on Aliyev's anti-Armenian aggression.

ANCA calls on Obama Administration to end silence on Aliyev’s anti-Armenian aggression.

WASHINGTON—Within 24 hours of making a nationally-broadcast hate speech publicly laying claim to all of Armenia and Artsakh as Azerbaijani land, President Ilham Aliyev’s armed forces launched a cross-border attack from Nakhichevan on Armenia that took the life of Armenian soldier Arman Mayisi Yepremian.

“The facts here are crystal clear, as is the pattern of destructive behavior that the Obama Administration is enabling by refusing to confront President Aliyev’s aggression,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “On June 25th, Aliyev openly telegraphed his cross-border attack into Nakhichevan with a nationally-broadcast speech claiming all of Armenia as Azerbaijani land. A day later, having heard only silence from the international community, he acted out his threat, killing Arman Yepremian. Today, he stands emboldened – even encouraged – by the failure of the U.S. and our OSCE partners to forcefully push back against his escalating aggression.”

In a nationally televised June 25th speech marking the opening of a new naval command center, President Aliyev laid claim on all of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, stating: “Nagorno-Karabakh is native Azerbaijani land. The Azerbaijani people have lived on this land for centuries, and have created there. The historical monuments in the land once again show, it is our historical and ancestral land. Not only Nagorno-Karabakh is ours, even the present-day Armenia was established on historical Azerbaijani lands. We all know that very well. The world already knows it. Erivan Khanate, Sevan, Zangezur are our historical lands, and we go back to those lands and the return of Azerbaijanis.” The full text of Aliyev’s speech is available on his website at:

The U.S. government has yet to criticize either Aliyev’s remarks or condemn the killing of Yepremian. Aliyev’s attack, consistent with his speech, targeted the territory of the Republic of Armenia, far from the borders of Nagorno Karabakh. This brazen move came at the tail end of the Baku2015 games, a multi-billion dollar enterprise that sparked global criticism of Azerbaijan’s increasingly aggressive crackdown on dissenters, international NGOs, human rights groups, and the media.


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  1. Ararat said:

    The autocratic fake leader of the artificial gas-station of Azerbaijan Aliyev is a gutless thug and must be dealt with as such. This is all his petrodollars talking because he himself is nothing but a scum and a heartless chicken-hawk. When he had the opportunity to show his patriotism during the liberation of Artsakh he turned into a homeless chicken and was hiding in Moscow. He has now turned into hawk because his pockets are full of oil money and he thinks he can get his manhood back by buying everything from votes to paying his local agents with broken English to act as foreign visitors and praise his impoverished artificial state and dictatorship during the Olympics. He is a fraud and we must take the fight to him. I have lost count on how many occasions he has given the same anti-Armenian racist speech over and over again but has never been able to put his petrodollars where his mouth is. This is how cowards act, by targeting innocent civilians with snipers and by taking hostages so as to instill fear among us but to no avail. They are dishonorable cowards and don’t have the guts to fight like real men would no matter how fat their pockets are because what they need more than anything is the will and the heart and they lack both.

    I suppose it is important that world leaders condemn this scoundrel’s obsessive racist and aggressive tactics but why do we need to wait for them knowing full well they will never openly condemn his actions because they still have oil to be exploited. We need to take our destiny into our own hands and kick this gutless bully in the mouth and remind him who we are and who he really was and still is, a coward with no honor. We must make him feel when push comes to shove he would be lucky if he gets the chance to take his own life.

    • hilda baghoomian said:

      *** My dear Ararat, your comments are on the mark..!!! you nailed it.!!! Armenia’s future is in our own hand and no body or nation can help us, but us and only us, we are smart and resourceful, and the barbaric Azeri cowards can’t beat that.

  2. Lena Brown said:

    How much sarcastic is that Turkish gipsys couple hundred years ago have traveled and stablished in coucases, has stolen Irany Asarbajanian name, have spread as a weeds and without shame introducing themselves as a native nation.
    With oil you can’t by history or creat fake history. Historians have never found any hint In the old books about them as a native race.