The homecoming and pardoning of an Azerbaijani officer as a result of President Ilham Aliyev's personal efforts were greeted by the Azerbaijani people as a great event. In the enemy country, this event has caused protests and hysterics, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Eldar Sabiroglu told reporters on Tuesday.
"It is not necessary to prove that this issue, which is regarded as a failure of government policy of Armenia, has created serious problems for Sargsyan's regime. Trying to calm the population, the Armenian leader resorted to various methods, tough statements, designed for his political salvation. However, they do not work. So, staying true to tradition, Sargsyan chose the path of eliminating Safarov through terror, and, according to the released information, gave his instructions to the relevant authorities," Sabiroglu said.
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry states that Azerbaijan has the capacity for advance measures, to protect the life of its officer and to stop this low intention of the Armenian president, who has particular expertise in terrorism.
"These threats against Azerbaijan do not matter, the time of conversation in that language has long gone. It would be nice if Armenia realized that there is a new political and legal situation. If so, they will be able to imagine a situation that may arise in the region," Sabiroglu said.
One can not ignore the concerns of some external forces about return of Safarov to home thanks to the cooperation of Azerbaijan and Hungary.
He said "we have not witnessed proper assessment of occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory, killing of people and expulsion of about one million innocent people from their native land. When it came to us, they have always been silent, and then begin to talk about justice and human rights".
Only for the Khojaly tragedy, for the children beheaded there, for murders of pregnant women and the elderly regime of Sargsyan and Kocharyan had to appear before an international court, Sabiroglu said.
The direct role of Serge Sargsyan in the Khojaly genocide is an undeniable fact. At one time gave an interview about this without pangs of conscience. He has no right to speak of justice, humanity, conscience and human values.
"Speaking of stir, raised by Armenia, the Defense Ministry states that it no longer has any importance. Homecoming of our officer should be regarded as a triumph of justice and the Azerbaijani diplomacy," Sabiroglu said.