Armenian parliament's draft on genocide of Armenians in Azerbaijan is groundless: first vice speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 September / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Prepared by the Armenian Parliament, a draft on the Armenian genocide, carried out in Azerbaijan, is groundless, said First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan.
"This project is groundless. What genocide did the Armenians incur?. Unlike Azerbaijanis, the Armenians were transported from Baku in a civilized manner, they were not persecuted. They took their properties, sold their homes," Ziyafet Askerov, First Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, told Trend on September 5.
On Friday, the standing committee on foreign relations of Armenian parliament discussed a draft declaration "on Azerbaijan government's genocide against the Armenian population living in settlements of Azerbaijan SSR and Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region in 1988-1992." Armenian parliament will bring the issue to discussion.
According to Asgarov, just against, the Azerbaijanis were expelled from Armenia in the most cruel manner. "The whole world knows who was subjected to repression and genocide. I believe that the preparation of such a project is an absolutely stupid idea," said the First Vice Speaker.
Over one million refugees and internally displaced persons live in Azerbaijan. Of these, 250,000 people are ethnic Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia in 1988-1992, 600,000 - from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, 100,000 - from the border regions of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
About 1,000 Azerbaijanis were killed in Armenia.
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