Jordan-based the Al-Hayat newspaper has published Azerbaijani ambassador Sabir Agabayov`s article on the 21st anniversary of Khojaly tragedy.
The diplomat writes in the article about the history of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, massacres committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis in 1905, 1907, 1918, 1948 and 1953. The ambassador also touches upon the consequences of Armenia`s military aggression against Azerbaijan after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Hajibayov condemns the fact that official Yerevan has not yet fulfilled four resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council demanding withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and describes this as an international injustice. The ambassador calls the atrocities committed by Armenians in Khojaly as a crime against humanity. He also recalls a resolution adopted at the 7th gathering of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of Islamic Conference which recognizes the Khojaly tragedy as a crime against the humanity. The diplomat also highly appreciates the fact that the Pakistani Senate`s committee on foreign relations recognized the Khojaly massacre as a genocide committed by Armenia against Azerbaijanis, adding that other Muslim countries should take a similar step.
The ambassador also thanks the Jordan government on behalf of Azerbaijan for supporting his country`s position on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict./AzerTAc/