Yerevan Slams Aliyev’s Threat of Military Action

Azerbaijani soldiers are shown at the border with Artsakh in a video for disseminated by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
Azerbaijani soldiers are shown at the border with Artsakh in a video for disseminated by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry

Azerbaijani soldiers are shown at the border with Artsakh in a video for disseminated by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on Tuesday took to Twitter to slam Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s latest military threat against Artsakh and Armenia.

Speaking at a military parade in Baku on Tuesday, Aliyev threatened military strikes against strategic targets saying that Azerbaijan was equipped and reader to “reinstate its control over occupied territories.”

“War mongering and saber rattling are irrelevant, deplorable, if not preposterous,” Mnatsakanyan wrote on his Twitter page. “Inconsistency of language for internal consumption and at negotiations doesn’t work. Need a more responsible and sensible negotiating party across the table.”

The military parade in Baku was to mark what Azerbaijan claims as the 100th anniversary of its military—a blatant lie given that Azerbaijan barely had an army when it declared independence in 1918.

With the participation of some 4,000 military personne, the parade put on display Belarusian-made Polonez, Israeli-made LORA and Turkish made missiles SOM B1 missies.

“We are for the peaceful resolution of the [Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict but [Armenia] has to understand that there is no military or strategic target that the Azerbaijani Army is unable to destroy,” Aliyev said in his remarks at the parade.

“The war is not over. Only its first phase has ended,” he said, calling Artsakh “primordially Azerbaijani territory.”

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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Primordially Azeri? He must have skipped school that day. The only way to shut them up is through Russian political and military cover – that is if Russia is really serious about its so-called ‘ally’ Armenia.

  2. GB said:

    Seems to me that oil man is looking forward to the destruction of Axerbajina, where he cannot rule his corrupt oil Sheikhdom anymore!

  3. Nazareth Samuelian said:

    Oil or not arsakh is Amenian & will be Armenian .we are the witness .we will defend it just like arsakzis did before .there more arsakzee armenians are in the world 10.000.000 million Arsakh armenians will come to defend our fatherland .Long live Arsakh .

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