BAKU: Armenian intelligence behind officer’s Budapest killing

Azeri analyst says Armenian intelligence behind officer’s Budapest killing

17 Mar 04


Commenting on the killing of Armenian officer Gurgen Markaryan by
Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov in Budapest, the director of the
Centre of Political Innovations and Technologies, political analyst
Mubariz Ahmadoglu, said today that the incident was the result of work
carried out by Armenian intelligence. He said there was sufficient
evidence to substantiate this theory.

According to the analyst, in addition to dealing a blow to
Azerbaijani-NATO relations, the killing has had an impact on
Azerbaijan’s international authority. Therefore, the Armenians are
capitalizing on the incident to put forward theories that Nagornyy
Karabakh cannot be part of Azerbaijan for genetic reasons.

The Armenians are concerned that many international organizations are
no longer taking Armenia seriously and are reluctant to believe
it. For this reason, the theory that Armenian intelligence has tried
to play a trick on Ramil Safarov seems quite probable.

According to Ahmadoglu, it would be right to treat the issue more as a
political and interstate one.