ASALA sends another letter to Azerbaijani diplomatic missions (UPDATED 2)
Words of E.Abdullayev added (the first version was published at 13:46)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept 13 /Trend M.Aliyev/
An organization called Nor-Asala (New ASALA) has sent threat letters to several Azerbaijani embassies with a threat to Azerbaijani and Turkish diplomats, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev said on Thursday.
The 6 page letter informs about the establishment of the organization in Lebanon with Iranian support.
Copies of the letter were sent to the British Guardian, the French Le Mons, the German Spiegel, the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the Arabic al-Salam, the Spanish El Pais, Abdullayev said, noting that the Armenian side once again is favoring terrorist methods.
He noted that it is an open terrorism threat directed against Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Abdullayev noted that at the time when the world is engaged in fighting terrorism, and Azerbaijan being one of the active countries in this struggle, the general public should not be indifferent to this fact, Abdullayev underscored.
"We have seen severe consequences of the Armenian terror against Azerbaijani population in the past," he said.
Abdullayev noted that Azerbaijan will continue the investigation on the fact of the threats and together with the law enforcement authorities of the countries, where the embassies and consulates of Azerbaijan located, ensure the safety of diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan.
In connection with the extradition to Azerbaijan and pardon of Ramil Safarov Armenian terrorist organizations, inspired by inciting and aggressive stance of the Armenian government, threaten the diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijanis abroad.
The document, received on September 3 by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary from the ASALA Fighters terrorist organization, calls as a target Azerbaijani diplomats, Azerbaijani students studying abroad, businessmen, activists of diaspora organizations, and states that they will be killed.
ASALA - Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia - a terrorist organization, which operated from 1975 to the early 1990's.
ASALA was included in the list of terrorist organizations in the United States in 1980. It has committed numerous terrorist attacks against Turkish diplomats and citizens in different countries.