Azerbaijan has long been known for its support for terrorist groups, Spokesperson for Artsakh President says.
“This is a well-known fact to everyone, especially the special services of the countries, which immediately deal with the Islamic State and the threat of terrorism,” the President’s Spokesman David Babayan told Public Radio of Armenia.
The comments come after the report by the Bulgarian Trud newspaper, revealing that at least 350 diplomatic Silk Way Airlines (an Azerbaijani state-run company) flights have transported weapons for war conflicts across the world over the last 3 years.
Davaid Babayan said “Azerbaijan established ties with terrorism at the time it gained independence.”
He reminded that “Chechen militants were getting treated in Azerbaijan during the first and second Chechen wars. It was also providing medical services to Mujahideen during the Afghan war and the Grey Wolves Turkish extremist group, as well as other groupings, which were fighting against Artsakh during the first Artsakh war and the four-day war in April.
The Spokesman insists that “reporting the facts is not enough” and insists that the revelations should be followed by concrete actions.
“The international community has a lot to do here. The international community should take measures,” he said, adding that “we often see adverse developments instead.” “They entrust Baku to host first European Games, the Formula 1, a number of forums and conferences instead of taking anti-terrorist measures against the country,” David Babayan noted.
According to him, “the developments are the logical outcome of the world’s silence in response to Aliyev’s statement on the intention to down the civilian planes flying between Stepanakert and Yerevan.”
“An evil grows into epidemics if not uprooted at the beginning. Azerbaijan is one of the countries spreading the epidemics, one of the cradles of international terrorism.”