Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: “The information in the document referred by Armenian media reflects position not of the UN, but Armenia”.
“The information in the document referred by Armenian media outlets has no relation to the position of the UN. This document is reply of several countries, including Armenia to request of the UN Secretary General. Consequently, this information reflects position not of the UN, but Armenia”, Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev told APA.
“Armenian media outlets shouldn’t try to release disinformation and hoodwink the international society. These attempts will fail. The UN member states, especially UN Security Council have already expressed position on Armenia, recognized this country as occupier and demanded to withdraw its troops immediately and unconditionally from occupied Azerbaijani lands”.
Armenian media outlets released information that in his report, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accused Azerbaijan of unleashing a dangerous race of armaments in the South Caucasus.
Note that, the document named “Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels”, which contained the replies of 8 countries to this issue, was released on July 9.
In its resolution 66/37 of 2 December 2011 on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, the General Assembly decided to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, and requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the subject and to submit a report to the Assembly at its 67th session. Pursuant to that request, on 9 March 2012, the Secretariat sent a note verbale to Member States requesting their views on the subject. As of the writing of the present report, eight replies have been received from the following States: Armenia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Germany, Panama, Spain, Turkey and Turkmenistan. The replies of this countries were included in the report prepared by the UN Secretary General.