Azerbaijani FM: Yerevan tries to prove situation in Armenian Army better than it is
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 2 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva
Armenia seeks justification in an effort to prove that the situation in the Armenian Army is better than it is, Elman Abdullayev, the Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan, told Trend on Wednesday. He was commenting on statements of the Armenian Defense Ministry's Information and Public Liaisons Department.
To all probability, Armenia was offended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's speech, which described the sad position of the Armenian Army quite exactly, Abdullayev said.
"As the whole world could see, Azerbaijani President was right, and such a nervous reaction from Armenia illustrates that they again try to mislead both their own nation and the international community," Abdullayev added.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, in his speech at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on October 24, said the parades staged in Azerbaijan and Armenia lately had evidently illustrated who was who.
"I think the conduct of a military parade in Armenia was their great mistake," the Azerbaijani president stated. "Before, they tried, as always, to convince someone by myth or fantasies that the Armenian Army is the most efficient one, but following the so-called 'military parade' they had staged everyone understood in what sad situation the Armenian Army is."
"Me, perhaps, you and the entire community for the first time saw that the military hardware could not move by itself; it was demonstrated at the parade carried by trucks and carriages," he underscored. "It might have several reasons. Either this hardware is out of order, stands idle or has no fuel or both reasons together. Most likely, both factors played their role in that. The parade has illustrated once again that Armenia is not an independent state but an outpost. While rather high-ranking officials stated that earlier, what we saw at the parade confirms once again that Armenia remains an outpost."