Azerbaijan’s permanent representative to UN sends letter to Secretary General
Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary General, expressing the protest in connection with Armenia's military parade in the town of Khankendi.
"On May 9, 2012 the Armenian leadership has made another provocative action by conducting a military parade in the town of Khankendi, located in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan," the letter said. "Officially declared cause of holding parade, the presence of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and demonstration of weapons deserve special attention in the context of this outrageous act."
"According to the Armenian official sources, the parade was held on the occasion of the sixty-seventh anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the twentieth anniversary of the Armenian armed forces' occupation of Shusha - Azerbaijani historical and cultural center in Nagorno-Karabakh," the letter said.
The Armenian President's visit to the Azerbaijani occupied territories and his presence at a military parade and demonstration of the most modern weapons during the parade destroys the myth that Armenia's actions have nothing to do with the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, Mehdiyev wrote.
"Holding the parade filled up a list of evidence of Armenia's direct military aggression against Azerbaijan and the establishment of its actual military and political control over its occupied territories," the letter said. "In fact, this parade has shown that Armenia continues increasing its military presence in these areas and deploys a large quantity of arms and ammunition beyond international control. If this is not so, the Armenian leadership must explain how the demonstrated types of weapons, including unmanned spy lethal vehicles, which were made in Armenia and were first publicly demonstrated at a military parade in Armenia on September 21, 2011, appeared in the Azerbaijani occupied territories.
All the above-mentioned confirms that the Armenian policy still poses a serious threat to regional and international peace, security and stability and requires attention and response from the United Nations and the international community as a whole, the letter said.