BAKU: Opp Leader Calls for Protest against Armenian Arrival in Baku

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
July 28 2004

Opposition Leader Calls for Protest against Armenian Officers’
Arrival in Baku

The Unified Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) will be organizing
a series of pickets outside the ministries of Defense and Foreign
Affairs, as well as the embassies of NATO member states in Baku to
protest against the participation of Armenian officers in NATO
training to be held in Azerbaijan this September.

MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, chairman of the UAPFP, told a Tuesday news
conference that his party had applied to several international
organizations and some foreign embassies in Baku requesting them to
prevent the Armenian officers’ visit to the Azerbaijani capital.

Hasanguliyev stressed that if the Azerbaijani community showed a
strong protest the relevant governmental bodies and international
organizations would give in.

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