Neither the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan nor his family members have anything to do with the accusations made in the articles of BBC News and The Guardian newspaper, reads a statement issued by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on September 5.
The statement was issued regarding a report published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) on 4 September 2017, and articles published based on this report by the BBC News (headlined “Azerbaijan operated secret $3bn secret slush fund”, 5 September 2017) and The Guardian newspaper, Azertac reported.
“The efforts to involve the President and his family in this issue are totally groundless, prejudiced and provocative in nature,” the statements added.
“We know that it is George Soros and his sidekicks – who have an international reputation of cheaters, tricksters, frauds and liars in relation to Azerbaijan and its leadership – that are behind this campaign.”
The Press Service further stressed that George Soros`s dirty actions should be seriously investigated.
“The Armenian lobby, which acts in concert with him, carries out a dirty campaign against the President of Azerbaijan and his family. But despite their efforts, this campaign has not yielded any results. The fact that one of the co-authors of the article, which was published by The Guardian newspaper, is Armenian Dina Nagapetyan once again shows that these dirty accusations are at the same time another disgusting action of the world Armenianism,” reads the statement.
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