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Statement by Hikmat Hajiyev, Azeri Foreign Affairs

Verantwortlicher Autor: Carlo Marino Rome, 14.09.2020, 18:02 Uhr
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Rome [ENA] “Armenia is conducting a policy of illegal settlement across Azerbaijan's occupied territories and recently launched a policy of resettlement of Armenians from Lebanon there. Yesterday news of a family from Lebanon resettled in the city of Shusha – a destination of utmost historical and moral significance for Azerbaijan has been posted on social media. As the world countries, including Azerbaijan, are dealing

with the issue of elimination of tragedy's consequences that befell Lebanon and offering humanitarian assistance, Armenia is exploiting this tragedy and people's hardship, pushing their sordid agenda. Thereby, Armenia has once again demonstrated that it recognizes no moral values” Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev declared Agency AZERTAC. Hikmat Hajiyev said: “I wish to emphasize that the population resettled in our occupied territories has become victim of Armenia's reckless and adventurist policy. It must be said that the policy of illegal settlement across

Azerbaijan's occupied territories has no validity, and Azerbaijan rejects its outcome categorically. Armenia is also using the people from Lebanon and Syria resettled in the occupied territories as mercenaries. Armenia aims to alter the demographic situation across Azerbaijan's occupied territories by pursuing the illegal settlement policy. The same policy is a flagrant violation of the international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Convention of 1949. According to the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, the occupying power cannot transfer its civilian population into the territory it occupies.

During the 1946 Nuremberg International Military Tribunal for the Trial of Major War Criminals, two of the defendants were convicted for changing the ethnic composition of the occupied territories. According to international law, the pursuit of illegal settlement policy by the occupying power in the occupied territories should be classified as a military crime. In this regard, Armenia's illegal settlement policy across Azerbaijan's occupied territories is a military crime. Ironically, such actions are considered a crime under Armenia's own legislation.

In Article 390 of Armenia's Criminal Code, the occupying power's deportation of the local population and transfer of its people to the occupied territories is a grave violation of international humanitarian law, punishable by 8-12 years of imprisonment. The recent escalation at the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border in Tovuz district was the result of an Armenian provocation. Through this military escapade, Yerevan pursued domestic and external goals. The domestic ones are connected with the deteriorating situation in Armenia against the backdrop of a difficult political and socioeconomic situation and the deplorable COVID-19 situation.

Time has shown that armenian government is unable of fulfilling its promises and changing life in the country for the better. The situation with COVID-19 has worsened . Therefore, against the backdrop of the ever aggravating turmoil, the Pashinyan government seeks to divert the population’s attention from domestic problems. Among the external reasons, there’s also the significant successes of Azerbaijan in the international arena. Moreover, in recent days, Armenia has once again begun to declare explicitly through the puppet regime it installed in azeri occupied territories its intention to occupy Azerbaijan's other areas and threatened to launch a missile strike on the city of Ganja.

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