Statements about "genocide of Mountain Jews" aimed to undermine friendship between Jews and Armenians

PanARMENIAN.Net - Despite the bitter lesson of the South Ossetian and Abkhazian conflicts and neglecting Turkey's stability pact, Azerbaijan continues to poison its public with disinformation, head of the institute of national and strategic studies at the RA Defense Ministry, major general Hayk Kotanjyan said when commenting on Azeri media reports that the Knesset intends to form a commission to investigate "the genocide of Mountain Jews" perpetrated in early 20th century in the territory of present-day Azerbaijan, the RA Defense Minister's spokesman, col. Seyran Shahsuvaryan told PanARMENIAN.Net

"Specialists know that the so-called "genocide of Mountain Jews perpetrated by Armenians" is a pure invention being imposed on Israeli public and Diaspora by Azeri propaganda machine throughout the globe," Dr Kotanjyan said, and added, "These actions are aimed to undermine the centuries-old friendship between Jews and Armenians, the nations which survived Genocide and Holocaust and managed to restore their statehood".

"One thing is clear: this falsification is immoral. It's nothing but offence to the memory of Armenians slaughtered by gangs of Caucasian Tatars in habitations of Armenians and Mountain Jews. Now, the remains of those Armenians are presented as the remains of Jews killed by Armenians. Actually, the matter concerns the gangs which killed several thousands of Russian soldiers and officers going back home from the Caucasus front during that period," he said.
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