Baku as­sesses Cana­dian MP’s il­le­gal Karabakh visit as an­other provo­ca­tion of Ar­me­nia

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By La­man Is­may­ilova

The il­le­gal visit of Cana­dian MP to Azer­bai­jani ter­ri­to­ries oc­cu­pied by Ar­me­nia is an­other po­lit­i­cal provo­ca­tion of Ar­me­nia, said Azer­bai­jani For­eign Min­istry’s Spokesper­son Hik­mat Ha­jiyev.

This il­le­gal visit of Cana­dian par­lia­ment mem­ber Tony Cle­ment to the oc­cu­pied Azer­bai­jani ter­ri­to­ries is or­ga­nized by the Ar­me­nian Na­tional Com­mit­tee of Canada and the Ar­me­nian lobby, with which Tony Cle­ment had close re­la­tions as an ex­change for fi­nan­cial re­ward, said Ha­jiyev.

“This per­son, who has re­peat­edly been ac­cused of bribery and cor­rup­tion, hav­ing vis­ited the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries of Azer­bai­jan in ex­change for fi­nan­cial re­ward, is try­ing to hide be­hind the veil of lies and jus­tify the ag­gres­sion and the bloody pol­icy of eth­nic cleans­ing com­mit­ted by Ar­me­nia against Azer­bai­jan,” noted the spokesper­son.

Tony Cle­ment also tries to get fi­nan­cial sup­port from the Ar­me­nian lobby of Canada in fu­ture elec­tions as an ex­change for this ser­vices, added Ha­jiyev.

Ac­cord­ing to him, such ac­tions, ac­com­pa­nied by vi­o­la­tion of laws of the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan, norms and prin­ci­ples of in­ter­na­tional law, as well as moral, eth­i­cal and hu­man­is­tic val­ues, should first of all be viewed as con­tempt for Cana­dian vot­ers and the tra­di­tions of par­lia­men­tarism in Canada.

“We hope that the rel­e­vant ethics com­mit­tee of Canada’s par­lia­ment will con­sider Cle­ment's ac­tions out­side the coun­try,” said the Azer­bai­jani of­fi­cial.

He noted that Ar­me­nia’s For­eign Min­istry de­lib­er­ately in­tro­duces NGO Head Ma­jed Al Shafi, who ac­com­pa­nied Tony Cle­ment dur­ing this visit, as a mem­ber of the Cana­dian par­lia­ment.

“We call upon Ma­jed Al Shafi, who deals with the rights of re­li­gious mi­nori­ties, to draw at­ten­tion to the fact that Ar­me­nia has be­come the only mo­noeth­nic state in the world. Ar­me­nia sub­jected to eth­nic cleans­ing more than 300,000 Mus­lims liv­ing in Ar­me­nia, per­se­cutes the Yazidis, Assyr­i­ans and Rus­sian Molokans liv­ing in this coun­try, and also shows in­tol­er­ance towards rep­re­sen­ta­tives of other Chris­tian churches and com­mu­ni­ties,” said Ha­jiyev.

He added that Ar­me­nia has com­pletely de­stroyed the ma­te­rial and cul­tural her­itage of Azer­bai­jan in the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries.

The Azer­bai­jani For­eign Min­istry has ex­pressed its con­cern and dis­con­tent to the Cana­dian For­eign Min­istry and par­lia­ment. The names of Tony Cle­ment and Ma­jed Al Shafi will be in­cluded in the list of un­de­sir­able per­sons.

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