Int’l organizations, European countries always had pro-Armenian position
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.2
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
There are a number of reasons why international organizations and European countries turn a blind eye to the protests of the Armenian opposition against the government and, on the contrary, inflate any trifle taking place in Azerbaijan, the MP of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani parliament) Tahir Rzayev told Trend Dec.1.
This is not the first time it has happened he added.
"They have always had a pro-Armenian position, and there are reasons for it," said the MP. "Armenia is a backward country, which has no resources. It is in a difficult economic situation and lives under the protection of another country. That is, Armenia is of no interest, so they remain silent about everything that happens in Armenia. Moreover, they share religious beliefs, i.e. Christianity. The developed European countries do not like Muslim countries. They do not want their development, do not want development of Azerbaijan. They do not want to see the Caucasus developing and conducting an independent policy country as in Azerbaijan."
He said that Armenia does not have anything that Europe could benefit from. "They consider Armenia a puppet country and want to make it a toy in their hands," said the MP. "People were shot in the Armenian parliament, several people were killed during the presidential elections, people were arrested, but Europe remains silent. If tomorrow the Armenian authorities kill half the population, Europe will not react properly again."
Rzayev said that some international organizations and European countries have formed a negative opinion about Azerbaijan and force it to accept a number of commitments by using this fact as a means of pressure.
"Azerbaijan rejects it," said Rzayev. "Azerbaijani president spoke out sharply in this regard, stressing that Azerbaijan is an independent state, which pursues an independent policy, and it doesn't have any obligations to someone."
Recently, violence has been used against the opposition and community activists in Armenia.
Seven vehicles belonging to the opposition and activists were burned over the last few days in Yerevan. Most of them belong to members of the opposition movement "Pre-Parliament". One of the activists was attacked after protest movement carried out by the "Pre-Parliament". Unknown people attacked him and inflicted blows to his head.
Opposition members are sure that the organizer of such actions is the ruling regime and the human rights bodies of Armenia call such actions "hooliganism."