MFA: Armenian lobby attacks on Trend Agency – attack on freedom of speech
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
The attacks of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), ideological and financial sponsor of the terrorist organization ASALA, on the Azerbaijani news agency Trend with fraud and false information, is an attack on freedom of speech, media and the truth in general, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend.
Hajiyev was commenting on the attempt of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) to compare a phrase about the Armenian diaspora parasitizing on the US with a quote related to Jews, from Adolf Hitler’s book.
ANCA attempted to distort the phrases brought by Trend Agency’s author in an article dealing with the rapidly worsening situation of the Armenian diaspora in the US ("Trump puts end to Armenian lobby’s influence on US" )on its official Twitter account.
Hajiyev noted that by remaining committed to its traditions, the ANCA is trying to disguise its continuous lies, deceit and manipulate the US public opinion.
The support of the Armenian Foreign Ministry officials for this “campaign” shows where the origin of this provocation comes from, said the Azerbaijani official.
Hajiyev added that the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and other relevant international organizations shouldn’t remain indifferent to the ANCA’s false and provocative attacks on Trend agency and its journalists.