Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 29
By Saba Aghayeva - Trend:
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry considers the U.S Department of State's statements on human rights situation in the country unfounded.
The statements made by a representative of the U.S Department of State on August 27-28 are unfounded and unacceptable, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev said Aug. 29.
Such statements, which have a political implication and are aimed at interfering in Azerbaijan's internal affairs to exert political pressure on the country, do not reflect reality, according to a statement.
Instead of looking for problems in other countries, the U.S. must resolve many problems in the field of human rights in their own country, the statement says.
"The events in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrated once again that having turned human rights into an instrument of its foreign policy, the U.S is far from complying with the obligations on fundamental human rights and freedoms, including freedom of assembly, preventing separation by ethnic and racial factors, disproportionate use of force by law enforcement agencies and excessive violence," the document says.