The embassies of Azerbaijan and the diplomatic missions at the international organizations will release papers in connection with the ongoing campaign of the Armenian Diaspora on groundless assertions on the so-called destruction of tomb-stones in Julfa District, Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Press and Information Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, told Trend.
Tagizade said that the Azerbaijani embassy asserts that our country with consideration of manifold religious cultural heritage is keen on strengthening the political character of the society and announced the ancient Alban cemetery in Julfa District the archeological monument. Tagizade said that for Azerbaijan the protection of all historic and architectural monuments are of great priority. The diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan state that on the base of vague view records which depict some people of unknown nationality, annihilating the medium-size stones of unknown origin the Armenian side appealed to the Azerbaijani authorities with such groundless materials in an effort to distract the attention from such monstrous crimes, which were committed by the Armenian armies in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan. The embassies also stated that no historic and culture monument of Azerbaijani culture heritage was left undamaged. The economic structure in these regions of Azerbaijan is destructed purposefully. As a result of this policy the general damage to culture heritage of Azerbaijan comprises $7bn and includes the destruction of 180 mosques in the territory of Armenia, former Irevan Khannate, over 500 cemeteries, museums, 969 libraries, 850 musical schools, 4 theaters, 4 concert halls.
The said cemetery of Julfa is one of attempts taken in an effort to falsify the realities, Tagizade stated. Azerbaijan is sure that such attempts by the Diaspora are to end in failure and Armenia realizes that the confrontations and groundless charges directed at shifting the responsibilities have no future.