Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN Agshin Mehdiyev has sent a letter to the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, says a statement by the country's permanent mission to the United Nations.
The letter contains the detailed information about terroristic acts committed by Armenian terrorist groups.
The document appeared as a response to a letter of Permanent Representative of Armenia on May 5, 2012 addressed to the Secretary General, transmitting a statement of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia (S/2012/301). "This announcement is supposedly a response to the speech of the President of Azerbaijan at the Security Council meeting on May 4 on the agenda topic entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts". In fact, Armenian FM's statement is another clear example of sophisticated and cynical fraud by which the Armenian side is trying unsuccessfully to absolve themselves of responsibility for the most serious crimes of international concern, including acts of terrorism committed in the course of its continued aggression against Azerbaijan "- it says.
The letter says that according to media reports, and estimates of civil society organizations during the period from 1973 to present, in addition to the terrorist attacks on its citizens in Azerbaijan, the Armenian terrorist groups, such as the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and Fighters for justice for Armenian genocide, committed in different countries in North America, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific 239 acts of terrorism that resulted at least 70 people killed, 524 wounded and 105 taken hostage and 12 of them executed. These terrorist attacks include at least 160 terrorist bombings that took the most serious consequences on the number of killed and wounded, as they tend to occur in the crowded public places such as airports, city squares and shopping centers.
"According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Armenian terrorists were involved in 24.1 percent of the total number of terrorist incidents in the United States in 1980-1986. Armenian terrorism also was directed against former Soviet Union. For example, on January 8, 1977 in a series of three explosions in the subway and grocery stores of the Soviet capital of Moscow seven people died and dozens were injured. In January 1978 in the Moscow subway bomb exploded, killing and wounding a large number of passengers. These terrorist acts were committed by citizens of the Soviet Union, Armenians - S. Zatikyan, Z. Baghdasaryan and A. Stepanyan," the letter says.
The letter highlights the fact that, while the international community, primarily through the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations, has repeatedly stated the sincere solidarity with victims of terrorism and their families, stressed the importance of providing assistance to victims of terrorism and support to they and their families so that they could survive the loss and cope with their grief, the Armenian leadership has consistently demonstrated the solidarity, support and sympathy towards those who commit terrorist acts. "Evidence of special relationship to terrorism in Armenia can be seen in the glorification of terrorists, including the erection of the status of national heroes and assigning them to the state awards. An example of this, among other things, is to collect 1,277,473 signatures of citizens of Armenia to support the Armenian terrorist Varoujan Karapetian , who was sentenced in France to life imprisonment for the bombing at Orly airport. Moreover, his name was given to the sixth class of one of the schools in Yerevan and exhibitions of his paintings were organized in Yerevan and Echmiadzin. Manifestations of sympathy for the terrorists by the leadership of Armenia include, for example, call of the Armenian President addressed to the President of France to pardon Varoujan Karapetian, and the presence of the Armenian head of state at the funeral of the notorious international terrorist Monte Melkonian. It should be noted that the Monte Melkonian was awarded the title of national hero and he was posthumously awarded the highest military honors and awards in Armenia ", - said in a letter of ambassador.
Agshin Mehdiyev in his message said that hopeless attempts of Armenian Foreign Ministry to lay the blame on Azerbaijan and convict it of having links with international terrorist networks are at least strange. Equally absurd is the situation when the leadership of Armenia, openly promoting and disseminating the odious ideas of racial superiority and racial differences and clearing of all non-armenian the territory of their country and occupied areas of Azerbaijan, having achieved so there mono-ethnic environment, has the audacity to attribute their crimes to other.
"There are more than enough facts, exposing the nefarious method of fraud used by the Armenian propaganda, and the international attention brought to it many times. It suffice to recall that the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in his famous interview on December 15, 2000, in response to the question whether the situation could have turned out differently, and whether he regrets the deaths of thousands of people in attacks on civilians in Azerbaijan, openly declared that "absolutely doesn't regret" about it, because "such shocks are needed, even if thousands of people will die,"" - the document says.
The letter notes that mentions of Armenia based on facts in the context of the discussion of threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts in the Security Council, caused inadequate and irresponsible response of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
The application to the letter of the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan contains evidences of organization and implementation of the terrorist acts against Azerbaijan by Armenia.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.