BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 19. The largest
provocation is from the Armenian facet which is that its troops are
apparently nonetheless on Azerbaijani territory, in Karabakh, former U.S.
Ambassador to the nation Matthew Bryza advised Trend, as he was
commenting on the native anti-terrorist actions launched by
Azerbaijan in Karabakh.
“One essential lesson that I realized throughout my diplomatic profession
is when there are preliminary studies of weapons firing, army
clashes, there are sometimes many inaccuracies in these studies. So, I
need to watch out about commenting now, however there are specific
info which might be clear. Number one truth is that the federal government of
Azerbaijan, the ministry of protection has put out a press release
describing its intentions to hold out a restricted, correct set of
army strikes towards Armenian army forces which might be
illegally on Azerbaijan’s territory,” he mentioned.
Bryza famous that he did see a video, apparently, from the
ministry of protection, that reveals one restricted such strike.
“If certainly, what the Azerbaijani ministry of protection described
as its intentions had been is what truly occurred, then in fact,
Azerbaijan is inside its rights to defend its territory towards an
opposing army drive from one other nation. Also, I perceive
that Azerbaijan’s authorities has mentioned that civilians, I imply ethnic
Armenians can be supplied the protected solution to transfer away from the place the
Armenian troopers are. Presumably, they are going to be free to return
their properties after the actions. That’s an important issue, I
hope is true as effectively. I additionally perceive that the Azerbaijani
authorities once more has reiterated its intention to supply meals to
the ethnic Armenians nonetheless in Karabakh. If all that’s true,
Azerbaijan is inside its rights to protection its territory, individuals.
The largest provocation is from the Armenian facet which is that its
troops are apparently nonetheless on Azerbaijani territory, in Karabakh.
They had been speculated to have withdrawn in line with November 10, 2020
ceasefire assertion they usually should depart below the worldwide
legislation. Those Armenian troopers should depart, the earlier they depart, the
much less army clashes will happen,” he added.
Additionally, Bryza identified that inevitably, in fact,
Azerbaijan can be subjected to intense criticism from the Armenian
facet and from those that are sympathetic to Armenia.
“That was the case in the course of the Second Karabakh War when on the
date when the ceasefire assertion was signed, the French then
international minister got here out and mentioned they basically blame
Azerbaijan for the struggle. So, Azerbaijan is in fact ought to anticipate
to face criticism, however once more, if it follows these restricted and
skilled targets, as it’s described within the protection
ministry’s assertion, I feel the world will see that in fact,
Azerbaijan was justified in eliminating the specter of international
army forces by itself soil,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, native anti-terrorist actions have been launched to
make sure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement, suppress
large-scale provocations within the Karabakh financial area, disarm
and safe the withdrawal of formations of Armenia’s armed forces
from our territories, neutralize their army infrastructure,
present the protection of the civilian inhabitants returned to the
territories liberated from occupation, the civilians concerned in
development and restoration work, and our army personnel, and
finally restore the constitutional order of the Republic of