September 6, 2012 - 12:21 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - In connection with the extradition and presidential pardon for azeri murderer Ramil Safarov, acting Foreign Minister of the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic Vassily Atajanyan addressed a letter to the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore.
The letter says: “I state with regret that the official Baku again undertakes actions to undermine the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement peace process. The extradition to Azerbaijan and the subsequent presidential pardon for Ramil Safarov, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for the murder of a man asleep, is another proof of the fact that Azerbaijan implements and encourages the policy of hatred and fascism towards Armenians at a state level, which is a continuation of the Armenian pogroms and slaughter in Sumgait, Baku, Kirovabad, Maragha and many other towns and villages populated by Armenians.”
“Azerbaijan has once more demonstrated that it is not going to meet any commitments, including international ones, and its primary goal is perpetration of another genocide against the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and annihilation of its population. Thereupon, the correctness of the path chosen by the people of Nagorno Karabakh on building an independent, democratic and powerful state is reconfirmed,” it says.
The acting FM expressed hope that “the OSCE and its separate members will condemn Azerbaijan and will undertake corresponding measures aimed at putting a constraint on that country to abandon the destructive policy and the ideology of Nazism.”
“For our part, we reconfirm our commitment to the peace settlement of the Azerbaijani- Karabakh conflict and at the same time affirm that we are able to defend our country and in case of encroachment on its freedom and independence we will be able to rebuff the aggressor,” the letter notes,” the letter concludes.