Azeri MP Threatens Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh to Leave or be Destroyed

09/02/2021 Nagorno-Karabakh (International Christian Concern) –  According to Elman Jamal Oglu Mammedov, a member of Azerbaijan parliament associated with President Aliyev’s party, the remaining territories of Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh) will be cleared of “occupiers, separatists and criminals” who will either leave or be destroyed.

Mammedov spoke against the Armenians remaining in Nagorno-Karabakh regions such as Ivanyan (Khojaly) saying, “We will not tolerate it, we will not be patient”. He is advocating for an “anti-terrorist operation” against the Armenians.

Several regions, including Hadrut, Shushi, Lachin, and Kalbajar were granted to Azerbaijan following the November 9 tripartite agreement. The continued push against Armenians in border towns and sporadic tension flare-ups that have occurred along unclear borders invoke some concern regarding the future of the fragile peace. Armenian Christians are still recovering from and mourning their losses in the 44-day war and are emotionally ill-equipped to respond to another advance from Azerbaijan.

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