Armenia rejoices at Iskander missile complex acquisition in vain
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Armenia greatly profiteers in acquiring Iskander missile complex with an intention to demonstrate its alleged superiority in the military sphere, Ziyafat Asgarov, first deputy speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, told reporters in Baku Oct. 14.
“I absolutely disagree with it,” he said.
Asgarov added that first it is necessary to clarify whether the Iskander complex was indeed transferred to Armenia or it was just delivered to the Russian base in Armenia.
"The Azerbaijani army has modern weapons to put Armenians in their place,” he said. “So, there is no reason for concern."
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.