President Sarkissian Says Israel’s Arms Supply to Baku Unacceptable

President Armen Sarkissian met his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, in Israel last year

President Armen Sarkissian met his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, in Israel last year

President Armen Sarkissian met his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, in Israel last year

President Armen Sarkissian told his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin that Israel’s continuous supply of arms to Azerbaijan is unacceptable by any standard and emphasized that it could seriously undermine Armenia-Israel relations.

During a phone call with Rivlin on Monday, Sarkissian presented the conditions along the Artsakh border after Azerbaijan, last week, backed by Turkish-backed jihadists began an attack on civilian and military targets there.

Sarkissian told Rivlin that arms and equipment sold by Israel to Azerbaijan was being used not only for defense, as the Israelis had assured in the past, but also for offensive attacks. He explained that those weapon are used actively to bomb Armenian cities and towns, as well as the civilian population, causing loss of life and massive destruction.

He urged the president of Israel to use his authority with the government to stop the supplies of arms to Azerbaijan immediately.

Sarkissian said that Armenia also had voiced its concerns and observations in a letter addressed to Rivlin.

The Israeli leader expressed readiness to take into consideration consider—with utmost seriousness—the issues raised by Armenia with his country’s government.

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  1. Dr.Hermon Mihranian said:

    Pashinyan’s greatest mistake was to open Armenian Embassy in Israel. What did he expect. Zionist Israel will never support Armenia. Israrl does not recognize the Armenian Genocide. If Pashinyan thinks that Israel will stop supporting the azeries then he is totaly blind.

  2. Vartan kasparian said:

    Innocent Armenian people killed in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) Children’s ,new born babies elderly people’s . For your dirty oil Israel & turkey must go international court for there act. You bought leaders are part of problem!!!

  3. Ararat said:

    It seems that Israeli hypocrisy knows no bounds. For decades they have been preaching to the world about the genocide committed against their nation while selling deadly weapons to the terrorist government of Azerbaijan to commit genocide on the Armenian nation.

    The sooner the Israeli leadership comes to its senses the better. What they don’t realize is the fact that all those sophisticated weapons they sold and are selling to terrorist Azerbaijan will someday be used against them. Azerbaijan would never dare to begin and conduct such widespread and massive attack, mostly on defenseless civilians and infrastructure, without the blessing and full support of terrorist Turkish leadership under the Turkish mullah and terrorist-in-chief Erdogan. This is the same Turkish terrorist leader who recently declared that Jerusalem, the future capital of Israel, is theirs after converting the Greek Eastern Orthodox Basilica of Saint Sophia into a mosque. He also gave Turkish citizenship to the top leaders of Hamas and others considered as terrorists by the very NATO organization his terrorist Turkish state is supposedly a member.

    Given all these facts, and the Turkish appetite to resurrect the collapsed Ottoman Empire, it is highly conceivable that these advanced and destructive Israeli weapons sold to terrorist Azerbaijan will someday be used against Israel itself. Wake up Israel and put an end to your hypocrisy. Conduct yourself as you preach. Not everything has to be about your self-gains at the expense of others. The Turkish devil has his eyes on your future capital of Jerusalem!

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