Azerbaijan has been actively spreading anti-Armenian propaganda recently. Several anti-Armenian articles have been published, and one of them was published in The Washington Times in which the ambassador of Azerbaijan had published an anti-Armenian article. This is what deputy of the Bright Armenia faction of the National Assembly of Armenia Taron Simonyan declared in parliament today.
He recalled that the German Federal Foreign Office recently posted news on its website calling on citizens of Germany to not visit Artsakh and know that, if they visit Artsakh, they may be held criminally liable, and in case of being in the territory of another country, will be returned to Azerbajian and held criminally liable.
Simonyan added that he doesn’t remember the foreign ministry of any friendly country of Armenia having made such a statement and asked the foreign minister how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia plans to respond to this.
In response, Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said the following: “This is nothing new and doesn’t come as a surprise. There have always been such articles. As far as the article published in The Washington Times is concerned, the article was written by a US citizen who is a refugee from Azerbaijan. As for the warnings related to travel to Artsakh, I must say that this is also nothing new. I would like to ask deputies to not judge the positions of Armenia’s partnering countries on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through such visits. You mentioned Germany, which has a clear-cut position on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.”