ArmInfo. Armenianophobia in Azerbaijan has become a fundamental and inalienable component of state policy. This was stated during the speech at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on September 19 at the UN headquarters in New York.
The Armenian leader noted that he was speaking for the fifth time from a high rostrum and was again forced to talk about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "I would prefer to talk about peace, progress and cooperation, but, unfortunately, we are still very far from this stage. Therefore, I consider it my duty to explain why we are so far from this desired shelter. The new stage of the struggle of the people of Artsakh for self-determination began almost 30 years ago. In response to peaceful appeals to the exercise of the inalienable right of the Artsakh Armenians to self-determination and the steps taken in this direction, Azerbaijan resorted to the use of force. The peak of this policy of official Baku was pogroms of the Armenian population of Azerbaijan, ethnic cleansing and mass evictions. Of the entire regions once populated by Armenians, Armenians are expelled, and the Azerbaijani government continues to consistently destroy the huge cultural and spiritual Armenian heritage under its control. It is obvious that under these conditions the people of Artsakh had no choice but to turn to self-defense, "the Armenian leader said.
According to him, the heavy war of 1992-1994, its consequences and then the ongoing negotiations did not become a lesson for Azerbaijan, and the four-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan in April last year proved that Azerbaijan continues to pursue its goal of exterminating the people of Artsakh. "During the deployed in 2016, the armed forces of Azerbaijan committed a number of war crimes against the civilian population and prisoners of war. I can not fail to note here that one serviceman who committed such a barbarity was awarded a high state award. This award was handed to him personally by the President of Azerbaijan personally. Already for years, Armenian phobia in Azerbaijan has become a fundamental and inalienable component of state policy. It is deeply rooted in school textbooks and poisons the thinking of the younger generation of this country. Over the years, we have signaled this in a number of professional intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with the issues of racism and xenophobia, "Sargsyan said. At the same time, he stressed that all this leads us to the conviction that the realization of the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination is of vital importance. Sargsyan stated that in this issue he expresses a unified point of view not only for Armenia and Artsakh, but for Armenians all over the world. "I brought this message from Yerevan, where the Armenia-Diaspora conference is taking place these days. Everyone should realize that now Azerbaijan is simply a symbol of medieval backwardness for a developing democratic way of Artsakh. Azerbaijan has no legal and moral grounds for presenting claims against Artsakh. Artsakh has never been a part of independent Azerbaijan, therefore, the aspirations of forcing Artsakh to this state formation are unfair. Free Artsakh today held a democratic society. Our common motto and commitment "No one should be deprived of attention" should become the cornerstone of the activities of this family of the United Nations. It is for this reason, I am sure, the people of Artsakh will never be isolated from the realization of the goals of stable development. I am deeply convinced that the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should not have any influence on the rights of the population of Artsakh. I speak, first of all, about the inalienable right of any human being. I am talking about the right to life, the right to organize public life, the right to freely form one's own power, the right to freely communicate with the outside world and many other rights, "he said. At the same time, he stressed that Armenia has contributed and will consistently contribute to improving the life of the people of Artsakh, its stable and democratic development. Sargsyan stressed that no one has the right to interfere with the initiatives and programs carried out in these areas. "The legal status of Artsakh, and more specifically, the absence of international legal recognition, is not an obstacle to the realization of the rights of women and men living there. We are convinced that the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict has no alternative. Now, from this high rostrum, I confirm our determination in this regard. At the same time, everyone should realize that the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh is a human rights issue. It can be resolved only through one of the fundamental and inalienable human rights - the free self-determination of the people, "the Armenian leader noted. According to him, no matter what variant of the settlement they come to, all the same, the Republic of Artsakh can not have a lower status and enjoy less freedom than it has today. "Azerbaijan must recognize and respect the right of the people of Artsakh to determine their future by free will, and the security of Artsakh Armenians must be guaranteed by all possible international and domestic mechanisms. All other questions are derived. All other issues will find their logical and fair solution in parallel with the settlement of the problem, "Sargsyan concluded.
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