Armenian News, Artsakh, Nagorno Karabakh

Pashinyan To Israel: You’ve Aligned With Turkey, Terrorists And Syrian Mercenaries

In a Zoom interview with Jerusalem Post yesterday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Israel has lined up with imperialistic Turkey, jihadi terrorists and Syrian mercenaries in backing Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Pashinyan warned that Israel will eventually suffer the consequences of this unholy alliance.

Israel has armed Azerbaijan with advanced military including killer drones and illegal cluster bombs outlawed by the UN. Pashinyan says Israel is arming Azerbaijan who is carrying out a second Armenian Genocide – this time in Karabakh. Armenia recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in early October to protest Israel’s arms sales to Azerbaijan.The move came only two weeks after an Armenian embassy was inaugurated in Tel Aviv.

Pashinyan said Israel is now very much part of the conflict, “because Israeli UAVs are actively used in the war against Nagorno-Karabakh.” Israel is interests in Azerbaijan because of its strategic location on Iran’s border and the fact that it provides Israel with a large percentage of its oil. Azerbaijan has a rocky relationship with Iran while Armenia and Iran are allies to a certain extent. 

“I think that Israel should think about the following,” Pashinyan told the Jerusalem Post. “Mercenaries, Islamic terrorists and Israel are now on the same side basically. So Israel should think, is this really a convenient position for it to be?”

Thousands of Syrian mercenaries have been dispatched from Turkey to Azerbaijan to fight against the Christian Armenian ‘infidels’ in Nagorno-Karabakh as a sign of support for its Muslim ‘brothers’. The Armenian PM said that while in the past there was only some evidence of the evil alliance Turkey was mobilizing between Syrian terrorists and Azerbaijan, now there is concrete evidence since two mercenaries were recently captured by Karabakh forces. Several videos of testimonies by captured terrorists have circled on social media prompting mainstream news to cover the reality of their recruitment in the Azerbaijani army.

Asked whether his country would be interested in Israeli humanitarian aid, Pashinyan replied, “Humanitarian aid by a country that is selling weapons to mercenaries, which they are using to strike a civilian peaceful population? I propose that Israel send that aid to the mercenaries and to the terrorists as the logical continuation of its activities.”

Pashinyan said the involvement of Turkey and Syrian mercenaries in the conflict has badly complicated the situation and in the interim killed thousands of people. Pashinyan says, “Their presence in the region poses a threat not only to Nagorno-Karabakh, but also Iran has stated that it views it as a threat, and Russia has stated that it views it as a threat.”

The Armenian PM further asserted that Israel is putting itself in a very dangerous situation by siding itself with Turkey. There is clear evidence and global consensus that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to, as Pashinyan describes it, “reinstate the Ottoman Empire”. Erdoğan has even made disturbing calls for the return of Jerusalem to Turkey, recalling the Ottoman days when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire. Pashinyan said it was only a matter of time before Turkey’s imperialistic ambitions will be aimed toward Israel. Pashinyan also warned that Israel will go down in history for fighting de facto alongside with Jihadi terrorists and will face consequences for these alliances.

“I am very glad that many countries in the Middle East, including many Arab countries, are making the proper assessment and calling this by its name, understanding what a threat this poses to international peace and stability,” Pashinyan said.

The Armenian PM reminded Israel that gaps have emerged in the international security system with terrorists having supplies to new weapons. 

While the people of Karabakh have been finding Israeli made weapons, there are terrorist attacks going on in Europe by Islamists including the ones that took place in Vienna and Nice. Israel should put aside its geopolitical and economic interests in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and think twice before allying itself with terrorist-harboring countries like Azerbaijan or face the consequences of having its weapons in the wrong hands. 

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