"Azerbaijan does not plan to use
the difficult situation in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh to achieve
its own military objectives. This, despite the fact that in 1991-1993
Armenia took advantage of the internal tensions within Azerbaijan
to occupy our lands. We support peace. We don't consider a military
Heydar Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, commenting
about the latest in a series of terrorist acts by Armenians against
their own leadership, when on March 22nd an assassination attempt
was made against the top leader of the Armenian community of
Nagorno-Karabakh. This region within Azerbaijan has been occupied
by Armenian military forces since 1992 and has resulted in the
displacement of nearly 1 million Azerbaijanis.
Six months ago on October 27, 1999, Armenian terrorists also
attacked the Parliament in Yerevan, Armenia and killed seven
of their own government leaders, including the Prime Minister
and the Speaker of the Parliament. Investigation into these Parliament
murders seems to be pointing to high- level Armenian government
From Azerbaijan International (8.1) Spring 2000.
© Azerbaijan International 2000. All rights reserved.
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