Thursday 18 January 2018 Last Update: 11:21 PM

The Daily Times: Armenia Cannot be a Friend of Any Muslim Country

Published: 01-07-2018


Armenia undertakes consistent measures to consolidate the results of its occupation policy and to maintain an unacceptable and unsustainable status quo, reads an article published on the Daily Times of Pakistan.

Author Dr Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan, who is a prominent expert on Azerbaijan and the CIS, highlights that Azerbaijan is a civilised country whereas the occupant Armenia has already been labeled as “conspirator”.

He reminds that Armenia occupied more than 20 percent of Azerbaijan whereas Nagorno-Karabakh remained an ancient and historical part of Azerbaijan.

"Azerbaijan is a decent country whereas Armenia has been categorised as a destructor of humanity and an enemy of economic development as well. Armenia has been notorious for its ethnic cleansing, prejudice, bigotry and state terrorism. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the bleeding wound for the Republic of Azerbaijan that is also a looming security threat to the whole region of South Caucasus. Azerbaijan’s successive leaders and people have been striving hard to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia that shows its firm belief in diplomacy and dialogue," the author says.

The author further notes that the right of Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh territories, are recognized by the United Nations Security Council which adopted four resolutions: 822, 853, 874 and 884 condemning the use of force against Azerbaijan and the occupation of its territories in 1993.

"Azerbaijan has always been open for dialogue whereas Armenia undertakes consistent measures to consolidate the results of its occupation policy and to maintain an unacceptable and unsustainable status quo. Moreover, Armenia’s direct and deliberate attacks against the Azerbaijani civilian population and civilian objects, constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, in particular the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I thereto, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms," the author says.

He reminds that Armenia illegally changes the demographic, cultural and physical character of the occupied territories.

"Holding of military drills, census, resettlement of Syrian Armenians, referendum and elections are serious violations of international law and ceasefire agreement. Armenia is notorious for cultural and heritage terrorism. Since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and occupation of Azerbaijani territories, Armenian aggressors badly looted Azerbaijan’s rich cultural treasures. Armenia is purposefully extinguishing Azerbaijan’s culture, heritage and historical places, buildings and monuments of Islamic culture," the author says.

He stressed that Armenia, as an aggressor and destroyer of holy mosques cannot be a friend of any Muslim country.

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