Baku seen no international reaction to Armenia’s illegal arms trafficking – MFA

Baku has seen no reaction from the international community to the fact that Armenia illegally transported weapons through the territory of Azerbaijan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Aykhan Hajizada said, Trend reports. He spoke at a joint briefing of the Azerbaijani Foreign and Defense Ministries. "For more than 30 years, Armenia has not only kept Azerbaijani territories under occupation, but also placed its military equipment and machinery here, which is contrary to international law, in particular, to the European Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons," he said. Hajizada noted that the 30-year occupation of the territories of Azerbaijan and the 44-day war that followed it drew attention to the military presence and illegal activities of the Armenian armed forces in the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan. 'Armenia imported weapons, purchasing them without the consent of exporting states. Moreover, the Armenian side was engaged in the modification of numbers and markings, as well as the transportation of weapons,' he said. The representative of the Foreign Ministry stressed that for the last 3 years, until Azerbaijan has established a check point, Armenia not only continued the transfer of the mines and military equipment, but also threatened the civilian population. 'These threatening actions, such as regular shelling Azerbaijan's military armed forces, planting land mines, attacking the civilian aircrafts, as well as the ambulances and challenging the operation of the civilian airports underlines the fact that Azerbaijan's attracting the attention of the international community was left unanswered,' Hajizade said. A joint briefing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan was held in Baku today. The briefing was attended by the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ayhan Hajizade and the head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Anar Eyvazov. Source: Trend News Agency