Armenia’s aggressive policy leading it to complete collapse

By: Sara Rajabova

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s recent statements are a clear indication of the country’s aggressive foreign policy.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry made the remark in response to Sargsyan’s recent interview in which he made some threatening remarks against Azerbaijan.

The Ministry said the threats made by the leader of the occupant Armenia have no effective power and they are only some fairy tales in which he himself does not believe. It said Sargsyan makes such threatening statements to please the Armenian people.

“These criminals whose hands are stained with the blood of innocent people in the crimes committed in Khojaly and other towns and villages of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as in the towns of surrounding seven regions would certainly be put on trial soon,” the Ministry said on August 11.

The Ministry said Azerbaijan only intends to liberate its lands, drive away the Armenian separatists from Nagorno-Karabakh and restore its territorial integrity.

Speaking about Sargsyan’s remarks that Armenia possesses the ballistic missiles, the Ministry voiced confidence that the military equipment of the Armenian armed forces are not comparable with the most modern weapons and equipment of Azerbaijan.

Sargsyan said in his interview to local media that Armenia has ballistic missiles with an effective range of over 300 km. He claimed that the missiles are capable of turning into ruins any flourishing settlement in a glimpse, like the ruins of Aghdam.

The Ministry noted that Armenia’s outdated and unusable weapons have remained from the Soviet times including the “Scat” missile which are not able to destroy even a small target.

“If Armenia resorts to military operations against Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani army, equipped with the most new, modern high-precision weapons, would destroy the entire military infrastructure and strategic installations of Armenia,” the Ministry said.

The Ministry noted that Sargsyan’s statements are clear evidence of Armenia’s military-political- criminal regime.

“This policy would lead to a complete collapse of the Armenian state,” The Ministry said.

Armenia captured Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts from Azerbaijan in a war that followed the Soviet breakup in 1991. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and nearly 1 million were displaced as a result of the war.

Large-scale hostilities ended with a Russia-brokered ceasefire in 1994 but Armenia continued the occupation in defiance of four UN Security Council resolutions calling for immediate and unconditional withdrawal.

Peace talks mediated by Russia, France and the U.S. have produced no results so far.