Istead of investigate the murder of a Azerbaijani child Armenia hides its head in the sand - FM spokesman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 iyul /Trend corr. S. Agayeva/
Istead of investigate the murder of a child Armenia Azerbaijan hides its head in the sand, told Trend Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov, commenting on the statement by the Armenian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shavarsh Kocharian.
"Every time the political leadership of Armenia do not have tangible and compelling evidence, Kocharian comes into play, which is an indicator of the level of the Armenian diplomacy" - Polukhov said.
He noted with regret that once again we must note that the Kocharyan's irresponsible statements can not be commented..
Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister stated that "it is clear that the main purpose of such empty accusations and the next wave of hysteria is all the more aggravating carried out in Azerbaijan at the highest level of anti-Armenian propaganda and deepening distrust between the parties. By these steps, Azerbaijani leadership, not unwilling to admit the impossibility of negotiating approach "all or nothing", that they had adopted on, is trying to sow hatred towards the neighboring country by such diabolical tricks, to avoid responsibility to their own people and thwart the negotiation process. "
A terrible accident occurred in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district, bordering Armenia. An explosive killed a 13-year-old girl, Aygun Shahmaliyeva, and heavily wounded her 32-year-old mother Elnara Shahmaliyeva in the hip.
A toy dog was loaded with an explosive device and dropped by what was believed to be the Armenian side into the Tovuz River flowing through the Alibeyli village.
Elsevar Jafarov and Aygun Shahmaliyeva, who were playing near the river, brought the toy to the home of Hasan Jafarov. When Aygun Shahmaliyeva placed the toy on the table, the device inside detonated.
The Shahmaliyev family and relatives live in Russia, St. Petersburg. They came to visit their relatives in the Alibayli village.
The Tovuz prosecutor's office is investigating the incident for more information.
A similar incident occurred in this region in 1994. Two young children were killed and one wounded when a toy from Armenia exploded.
"Instead of conducting an investigation into this terrorist act like in any civilized country, the Armenian leadership hides its head in the sand, leaving out Shavarsh Kocharian," - said Polukhov.
According to him, acts against children are the lowest point of man's fall, and the Armenian political leadership has succeeded in this.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.