BAKU: Azeri Union Demands Withdrawal Of Troops From Iraq


Azadliq, Baku
20 May 04

Text of unattributed report by Azerbaijani newspaper Azadliq on 20
May headlined: “Occupying army should withdraw from Karabakh (sorry)
from Iraq”

The (left-of-centre) Union of Azerbaijanist Forces (UAF) expresses
its anger at the brutality being committed in Iraq and demands an
end to plunder and genocide. The occupiers must leave the country
and answer before international courts, the union said in a statement
disseminated yesterday.

The authors of the statement express their regret that the authorities,
a number of European-oriented parties and politicians are keeping
silent and called on the public not to be indifferent to the Iraqi
events. Stressing that an Azerbaijani contingent will also be named
amongst Europe’s military machine, the statement demands a withdrawal
of our troops from Iraq.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS