Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev Threatens Military Action Agains


International Business Times
Aug 7 2014

By Michelle FlorCruz

Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, took to Twitter to condemn
Armenian forces after dozens were killed in a deadly clash in
Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous area that is claimed by both nations.

Aliyev’s series of impassioned tweets stated that “military means”
are a possibility when it comes to restoring the country’s territorial
claims over the disputed area.

In the wake of the violence, the Azerbaijani president spent several
tweets talking up the military capabilities of the country.

According to a report by The Guardian, the Nagorno-Karabakh territory
is recognized under international law as belonging to Azerbaijan,
though it is home to a predominately Armenian population and has been
a point of contention between the two countries for two decades.

A spate of violence that began last weekend left at least 14 people
dead — the worst conflict in the area in recent history. Both
sides blame the other for prompting the clashes, while details of
the altercation still remain unclear. Armenia’s defense minister,
Seyran Ohanyan, told journalists earlier this week that the “whole
responsibility for escalation of the situation and human losses is
on official Baku [Azerbaijan’s capital].”

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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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