Armenia's accusations of alleged escalation in region is attempt to mislead int'l community - MFA [UPDATE]
The statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry on March 24, which contains accusations against Azerbaijan in connection with the alleged escalation of the situation in the region, is another attempt to mislead the world community, the Foreign Ministry has reported.
According to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, the process of clarifying the location of positions and deployment points is underway in the region, and there are no reasons for hysteria. The Armenian side is engaged in disinformation, artificially inflating this issue, the statement said.
As for the technical problems that have arisen over the past few days on the gas pipelines of the region due to weather conditions, Armenia deliberately uses this situation as an instrument for political manipulation, the ministry noted.
"Armenia kept Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan with a population of more than 400 thousand people in a gas blockade for many years, for 30 years used the Sarsang Reservoir as a tool for environmental terror against the population of Azerbaijan, for a long time denied the existence of maps of minefields, continues to hide information about the fate of about 4,000 Azerbaijanis who went missing in the early 1990s. Now Armenia is making similar unfounded accusations against Azerbaijan, which is political hypocrisy," the ministry added.
"Today, the only way to ensure peace and stability in the region is the full implementation of the provisions of the signed joint statements, including the complete withdrawal of the remnants of the Armenian illegal formations from the region and the normalization of relations based on the principles of international law," ministry noted.
It's time to get down to real work, not political manipulation, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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