Political Analysis and Informational Provision Department Head at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Elnur Aslanov commented on the adoption of a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" the by the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee.
"The adoption of a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee is a vivid demonstration of double standards." First, the difference of one vote after the re-conversion confuses. Second, raising the issues unsubstantiated by any historical facts, the guardians of democracy and human rights in the face of the U.S. lawmakers speak with a very tendentious position. Discussion of the issues related to the events that occurred more than 95 years ago, by the U.S. Congress is not conducive to peace and stability in the South Caucasus region. Moreover, the legislators, who are so actively seek the truth, should know that Armenia committed genocide in Khojali Feb.26, which is a comparable in scale with the worst examples of extermination of people. If the truth is so important for the congressmen, so why does the Foreign Relations Committee not raise the issue of Khojali and requires perpetrators?
If we look at the history, then why is the U.S. Congress silent on the genocide of Azerbaijanis committed by Armenian gangs in Baku, Guba, Lankaran, Salyan and Shamakhi in March 1918? Why does the U.S. Congress did accepts the truth of "assurances" of the side, who declared the people who led this mass extermination - Amazasp, Andronicus, and Nzhde Droz as national heroes and whose hands in the blood of thousands innocent people? Why does the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee turned a blind eye to the fact that the rights of more than one million Azerbaijanis violated by Armenia for 22 years? The question is, the activity of some Congressmen serves to the interests of the whole American society or personal mercantile interests? All this disputes the sincerity of the U.S. intentions to stabilize the situation in the South Caucasus.
Each such step is a blow to American ideals of democracy. How could the power that seeks to export democratic values and ideas blindly defend the interests of a cluster of the Armenian Diaspora organizations and their lobbyists in the walls of the United States' legislative body? Such actions are contrary to the spirit and logic of the U.S. efforts to establish peace and stability in the world.
Why does Foreign Relations Committee Head Mr. Howard Berman, saying that he is in the Congress for 27 years and raising the question of "genocide", ignore Turkey's proposal to Armenia on the joint study of historical facts? However, the Armenian diaspora and Armenian leaders, who were taught to hate everything Turkish and Azerbaijani for centuries, reject rational and constructive look at the historical realities. The card of "genocide" has become a kind of bargaining chip in the hands of those who are trying to put pressure on Turkey. The adoption of a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" the by the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee is a historic mistake. The Turkish people remember that in 1915 the Great Powers deliberately drove the Turkish Armenians to betray the country, where they live. Now they want to use the "Armenian card" in their ambitious interests. But it will not work. The world has changed. Those, who initiate the instability in the South Caucasus, will lose. Let's hope that the wisdom will triumph in the U.S. Congress.
Today, we see more clearly a picture of what the Armenian leadership tends to do, delaying the negotiation process around the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
Azerbaijan and Turkey are not only geo-strategic allies, but also the states linked with history, language and religion. Azerbaijan at one with Turkey and we urge the Congress to abandon the illusory claims of Armenians.
At a time when the economic situation in Armenia worsens day by day, the political situation in general contrary to the norms of democracy and journalists, MPs and other public figures are in prison, the U.S. Congress together with the Armenian lobby do well to discuss issues related to the cause of this situation and give a fair assessment to all this. Armenian Diaspora should also understand that it does not take into account the future problems of Armenia by directing finance to make decisions regarding the past and groundless issues. Idle resolutions will not be able to raise the economy collapsed during the crisis and not create conditions for regional cooperation, but will further complicate the unenviable position of Armenia. In short, the resolutions cannot feed your people.
Third, I would like to remind Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who so actively appeals to human rights and the prevention of anti-human crimes, that it was Armenian bandits, who committed a genocide against the Azerbaijani civilians in 1905, 1918 and 1992. The Armenian extremists supported by the Armenian leadership had killed dozens of Turkish and Azerbaijani politicians and public figures. Therefore, before speaking on human rights and anti-human crimes, the Armenian official should first look at the history of his own state.... "