Azerbaijan: Baku Tells Foreigners To Make Choice On Nagorno-Karabakh


July 28 2009

In a move to keep foreign nationals out of the disputed territory
of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani government is compiling lists
of foreigners who have visited the region and foreign organizations
that work with Karabakh’s breakaway government, the Bakililar news
service reported on July 28.

Listed individuals who choose to travel to Karabakh can forget about
visiting Azerbaijan, even if they hold diplomatic status, the Kavkazsky
Uzel news service reported, citing Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry.

Foreign nationals who have a Karabakh visa stamped in their passports
will not be allowed into Azerbaijan, the country’s Foreign Ministry
warned. Bakililar news noted that several Russian pop stars who have
held concerts in Karabakh will never be able to perform in Azerbaijan.

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