Armenian PM: Conflict with Azerbaijan becoming a struggle against international terrorism
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said the situation is becoming a “struggle against international terrorism” for Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.
Faced with an intractable problem which long predates his time in office, and with rumors of Syrian mercenaries come to join the fighting, Mr. Pashinyan is calling the latest explosion of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh a civilizational issue.
He told Sky News: “Firstly, Turkey has become fully engaged, encouraging and inciting the conflict. “Turkey has also transported mercenaries and terrorists from the territory of Syria to the conflict zone which is changing the whole context.”
He added: “This is becoming essentially Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia’s struggle against international terrorism.”
Mr Pashinyan also accuses Turkey of backing Azerbaijan to pursue a genocidal policy against Armenians and further the country’s expansionist ambitions.
He said: “Let us look at what Turkey is implementing in the Mediterranean in Libya in Syria, Iraq. To me there is no doubt that this is a policy of continuing the Armenian genocide and of reinstating the Turkish empire.”
Source: Arm Radio