UZEIR JAFAROV: "ARMENIA WILL FURTHER CONTINUE PURCHASING MORE ARMS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES"
July 16 2008
"There is a good saying that guilty mind is never at ease.
And the announcement of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan
that Azerbaijan is violating regulation of the CFE Treaty is a good
illustration of the viability of this saying", said famous military
expert Uzeir Hajibeyov, commenting on the announcement of Armenian
Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan, made during the meeting with Joe
Nolenberg, co-chairman of the commission on Armenian issues of the
House of Representatives, and commission members, held in US Congress.
"I am sure that unfounded accusations of the Armenian side should not
be taken seriously, for Azerbaijan has never been accused of illegal
purchase of any weapon from any country, except for periodically
voiced statements of Yerevan, while Armenia has repeatedly been a
focus of scandals, connected with illegal purchase of weapon from
other states", said Jafarov.
He reminded there had been the well known scandals about Armenia’s
purchasing weapon of over $1 bln from Russia and the recent scandal
connected with purchase of missile launchers from China.
"I am sure that Armenia will further continue purchasing more arms
from other countries, while the statements, similar to that of Edward
Nalbandyan, are only an attempt to distract the attention of the
world society from such plans of Armenia and by this way official
Yerevan tries to draw attention of the world community to inexistent
problems with arms purchase by Azerbaijan", concluded Jafarov.