Azerbaijan International Development Agency’s website hit by ASALA forces (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 13:31)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
The website of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) at the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry suffered a cyber-attack of the Armenian terrorist organization ASALA.
The website was restored shortly, the head of the press service of the Foreign Ministry, Hikmet Hajiyev, said in a message on Feb. 19.
The agency's website was attacked on Feb. 19. Information was placed on the website's main page saying that the attack was committed by a cyber-group of Monte Melkonian, one of the leaders of the Armenian terrorist organization ASALA.
Hajiyev's message read that Armenia, which is suffering a political, economic and demographic crisis, and the provocation attempts of which on the contact line of troops suffer one defeat after another, is trying to find solace in such pathetic actions.
"Unlike Armenia, which supports international terrorism through terrorist organizations such as ASALA, the Azerbaijani agency AIDA realizes important humanitarian missions in many regions of the world, contributes to improving the living conditions of people in need, contributes to sustainable development, including the realization of the UN Millennium Development Goals on the global level," Hajiyev said in his statement.
AIDA was established in September 2011 at the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
The agency works to provide humanitarian and technical assistance to the developing countries.
During the creation of the agency, it was taken into account that Azerbaijan has been in recent years growing rapidly and has reached the economic development level, which allows providing aid to the states with weak economies.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.