Daily Archives: January 3, 2018

Azerbaijani President`s Assistant`s book published in Tashkent in four languages

Tashkent, January 3, AZERTAC

A book by Assistant of the President of Azerbaijan for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov titled “Ethnic cleainsing and genocide policy against Azerbaijanis and Khojaly massacre” was published in Taskhent, Uzbekistan in four languages.

The book highlights Armenian terrorist attacks perpetrated against Azerbaijanis over the 20th century. “On February 25-26 1992, assisted by the 366th Motorized Infantry Regiment of the former Soviet army comprised of 180 militants and heavy military equipment, the Armenians brutally attacked the Nagorno-Karabakh town of Khojaly populated by Azerbaijanis, and razed it to the ground. The town was completely destroyed, burned out and people were killed with extreme cruelty. As a result of the genocide 613 Azerbaijanis were killed, including 106 women, 63 children, and 70 elderly. Eight families were completely destroyed, 487 people, including 76 children were injured. In addition, 1,275 people were captured, with fate of 150 still unknown.”

Genocide committed by Armenians in the late 20th century in Khojaly, is regarded as one of the most serious crimes against humanity and civilization. In the history of humanity, the Khojaly tragedy is comparable to tragedies in Khatyn, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, My Lai, Rwanda, Srebrenica, as well as the Holocaust, which will never be erased from historical memory. These massacres are considered the acts of genocide against the civilian population and caused a wide resonance in the world. The true nature of this monstrous genocide was discovered only after the return of national leader Heydar Aliyev to political power in 1993. In February 1994, the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic gave Khojaly genocide a legal and political assessment. In addition, in accordance with March 26 1998 decree of national leader Heydar Aliyev, March 31 was declared the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis, commemorating the numerous acts of genocide committed by Armenians against the people of Azerbaijan.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijani President`s Assistant`s book published in Tashkent in four languages

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Pope Francis on migrants: 'Please do not extinguish the hope in their hearts'

Baku, January 3, AZERTAC

Pope Francis used his New Year’s Day address to highlight the struggles of migrants and refugees, calling upon global leaders to offer more assistance in 2018.

According to CNN, he paid tribute to those who have made “long and dangerous” journeys in an attempt to achieve a better future, saying that “Migrants and refugees: men and women seeking peace, this is the motto of this day.”

Francis made the appeal before an estimated 40,000 devotees during his Angelus address in St. Peters Square, Vatican Police said.

AZERTAG.AZ :Pope Francis on migrants: ‘Please do not extinguish the hope in their hearts’

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Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 126 times

Baku, January 3, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. “The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 146 times throughout the day,” the ministry said in a statement.

The army’s positions also came under fire from the Armenian-occupied districts of Azerbaijan, including Goyarkh Chilaburt villages in Tartar, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Garagashli, Shrvanli, Sarijali, Novruzlu and Marzili villages in Aghdam, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand, Ashaghi Veysalli, Gobu Dilagharda, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan, Kurdlar and Horadiz villages in Fuzuli, Nuzgar and Mehdili villages in Jabrayil, as well as unnamed hills in Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, Khojavand and Fuzuli,” the ministry added.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 126 times

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North Korea expected to reopen cross-border communications

Baku, January 3, AZERTAC

North Korea announced Wednesday that it will reopen a cross-border communication channel with South Korea, officials in Seoul said, another sign of easing animosity between the rivals after a year that saw the North conduct nuclear bomb and missile tests and both the Koreas and Washington issue threats of war.

According to CBC News, the announcement, which came on a North Korean state radio address monitored by Seoul, follows a South Korean offer on Tuesday of high-level talks with North Korea to find ways to co-operate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday suggested that the North might send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Games.

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