UNITED NATIONS—Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Karen Nazaryan, sent a letter last week to the UN Secretary General warning of Azerbaijan’s “deceptive information” regarding the events of Khojaly.
Nazarian decried the misleading information publicized by Azeris and attached a statement published by the Foreign Ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic regarding the chain of events that occurred in 1992.
“I regret to note that the representative of Azerbaijan has once again taken up an initiative of circulating misleading and deceptive information related to the tragic events of 1992 in the settlement of Khojalu. This delegation has on numerous occasions reacted with anti-Armenian propaganda and falsifications on behalf of Azerbaijani authorities relating to those events,” the letter states.
It would be most relevant to recall the appeal of the international community, not least the European Court of Human Rights and numerous human rights organizations, to release the Azerbaijani journalists and human rights activists who had questioned the version of the Government of Azerbaijan on the Khojalu events. Armenia reiterates its position, according to which progress in the negotiations for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh issue depends, inter alia, on the establishment of tolerance and restraint from hate propaganda. The Azeri initiative does not bode well for such objectives,” added the letter.
Nazaryan requested that the UN Secretary-General circulate the letter and the statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 35 and 39, and of the Security Council.