Elnur Aslanov: Azerbaijan is in solidarity with Turkey, we call on the Congress to give up illusory claims of Armenians

Elnur Aslanov: Azerbaijan is in solidarity with Turkey, we call on the Congress to give up illusory claims of Armenians
# 06 March 2010 14:06 (UTC +04:00)
Elnur Aslanov said first of all, one-vote margin after the recount was confusing.
“Secondly, by raising the issues not basing on historical facts, the US that speaks about democracy and human rights demonstrates biased position. The discussion of the events that happened 95 years ago does not serve peace and stability in the South Caucasus. The lawmakers, who strive to reveal the truth, should know that on February 26, 1992, the Armenian side committed Khojaly genocide that may be compared with the most terrible manslaughters. If the congressmen need truth, then why the Committee on Foreign Affairs does not raise the Khojaly issue or demand the punishment of the perpetrators. Why doesn’t the U.S. Congress speak about the genocide of Azerbaijanis by Armenians in Baku, Guba, Lankaran, Salyan and Shamakhy in March 1918? Why does the Congress believe the words of the side that declared Hamazasp, Adronik, Nzhde and Dro, who stained their hands with the blood of thousands of innocent people? Why has the Committee on Foreign Affairs been ignoring for 22 years the violation of the rights of one million people by Armenia? Do some congressmen serve the interests of the U.S. society or personal interests? All this casts shadow on the sincerity of the statements on the stability in the South Caucasus. ”

Similar steps are blow to the ideals of democracy of America. How can the country that strives to export democratic values and ideas defend blindly the interests of a group of Armenian Diaspora organizations and their lobbyists in the Congress? Such steps contradict the desire of the US to establish peace and stability in various parts of the world.

Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Howard Berman says that he has been in the Congress for 27 years. Why does he raise the genocide issue, but ignores Turkey’s proposal to study jointly the historical facts? Why do the Armenian Diaspora and Armenian leadership brought up for centuries in the spirit of hatred for Turkey and Azerbaijan refuses rational and constructive view on historical realities? Genocide card is a pretext for those who want to exert pressure on Turkey. The passage of the so-called Armenian genocide resolution in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is a historical mistake. The Turkish people know that in 1915 the super powers made the Armenians betray the country the lived in. And now they want to use “Armenian card” for the sake of their ambitions. But it will fail. The world has changed. Those who want to trigger instability in the South Caucasus will lose. Hopefully sense will triumph in the U.S. Congress.

It is clear for us for what the Armenian leadership strives by protracting the solution to Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Azerbaijan and Turkey are not only geostrategic partners, they are states united by history, language and religion. Azerbaijan is in solidarity with Turkey, we call on the Congress to give up illusory claims of Armenians.
Economic situation is deteriorating in Armenia, political situation contradicts the norms of democracy, journalists, parliamentarians and other public figures are in prison. Under the present circumstances, the U.S. Congress together with the Armenian lobby should discuss the reasons of this situation and give an objective assessment to it. The Armenian Diaspora should realize that it does not take into account Armenia’s future problems by directing funds for making decisions on the past and groundless issues. Idle resolutions will not be able to raise the economy collapsed during the crisis, will not create conditions for regional cooperation, to the contrary will make the situation in Armenia much worse. One can not feed the people with resolutions.

Third, I would like to remind Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who appeals to the human rights and prevention of crimes against humanity, that Armenians committed genocide against Azerbaijani civilians in 1905, 1918, 1992. With the support of Armenian leadership Armenian extremists killed tens of Turkish and Azerbaijani political and public figures. Therefore, the Armenian official should first of all have a look at the history of his country before speaking about human rights and crimes against humanity,” he said.


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