ArmInfo. Azerbaijan resorts to outright forgery and cunning in order to disorient and fool the international community and justify military aggression against the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh and its further actions to carry out ethnic cleansing in the region. Official Baku prepared this forgery on the eve of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, uncompromisingly insisting on including a clause in the Ceasefire Agreement on the "withdrawal of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia from Artsakh."
According to Expert on military-political issues, Political scientist Armine Margaryan, official Baku will hide behind this false narrative, like a fig leaf, in order to avoid accusations against itself as the aggressor.
This provision, which does not correspond to the facts, if signed, will allow Baku to legitimize military actions and find justification for carrying out ethnic cleansing in Artsakh under the pretext of "local anti- terrorist measures". Moreover, according to Margaryan, the provision of "withdrawal of armed forces" will allow Aliyev to avoid any sanctions pressure and will deprive international actors who condemned Azerbaijan for military actions, as well as the Republic of Armenia itself, of any convincing arguments, thus closing the issue of the need to send any other peacekeeping mission to the region.
We note, however, as Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stated himself, Azerbaijan does not yet plan negotiations with the Armenian delegation on the sidelines of the high-level week of the General Assembly session.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh will take place tomorrow, September 21, in the afternoon. "Armenia sent a letter to the UN Security Council, in parallel with France, requesting an emergency meeting on Azerbaijan's large-scale military aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. Meeting will convene on September 21. Clear condemnation & appropriate action is urgently required," Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ani Badalyan said yesterday in her X-page.