Azerbaijani Diaspora wins information war against Armenia: Chairman of State Committee
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 30 /corr. Trend J.Babayeva / The Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Diaspora of Azerbaijan, Nazim Ibrahimov, considers that the Azerbaijan diasporas win the information war against Armenia.
"All international organizations recognize Armenia as aggressor country and accept Azerbaijan as the victim side. The entire world recognizes realities of Khojali tragedy," Ibrahimov briefed the media on Dec. 30.
The Head of the State Committee does not agree with the opinions that the Azerbaijan diasporas lag behind others. "They all began to function for many years earlier than the Azerbaijan diasporas, which could reach positive results within a short period. Friendly relations were established between the Azerbaijan and Jewish diasporas, since Jewish lobby recognizes the force of the diasporas of Azerbaijan," said the chairman of State Committee.
Armenian diasporas analyze each step of Azerbaijani diasporas and this testifies the authority of our organizations, he said. "The diasporas are supported by a strong state and care of the wise President," said Ibragimov.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
On the night of 25 to 26 February 1992 the Azerbaijani settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh, Khojali, was occupied by Armenian separatists, with active participation of military personnel and army tanks of the 366th regiment of the Russian army. In a matter of several hours, more than 600 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens, including 106 women and 83 children, were brutally killed. The annihilation of the peaceful people continued for several days during which time the Armenians executed and killed prisoners, committed violence against women and children, cut off the heads of Azerbaijani military prisoners and had them hung up. During this crime, 487 people, including 76 juveniles were physically disabled and 1,275 people were taken prisoner. Despite the release of most of the prisoners, the fate of 150 people is still unknown.
Have you feedback? Contact our journalist at: firstname.lastname@example.org