Azerbaijani Diaspora in Jordan
We, Azerbaijanis living in Jordan, regretfully state that at around 6 am on September 27, 2020, the Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire and intensively fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the frontline using large caliber machine guns and sniper rifles. This appears to be another deliberate and targeted provocation by the Armenian armed forces manifested in opening fire on the civilians densely populated in the front-line areas and civil facilities. Due to the provocation of Armenian invading forces, there are casualties among the civilian population and military personnel of Azerbaijan.
Many houses and civil facilities were severely damaged.
Deliberate targeting of civilians is a gross violation of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions of 1949. In general, the Khojaly genocide committed in February 1992 and the Tovuz provocation perpetrated in July 2020, when the world was fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,
are vivid examples of targeting civilians by the Armenian armed forces.
In terms of ongoing general debates at the UN General Assembly 75th Session and the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Armenia one more time is demonstrating disrespect to international law, UN Regulations and international community.
The provocation of the Armenian armed forces on the state border with Azerbaijan in the direction of the Tovuz region once again demonstrated to world that Armenians are aggressors. The US Congress also characterized Armenia as an aggressor country. After all, Armenia is conducting the policy of illegal settlements in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan violating the requirements of the Geneva Convention and international law. Terrorists from various countries, such as Lebanon and Syria, are being concentrated in the occupied territories.
Continuation of aggressive policy and divertive activities by Armenia which is not implementing UN Security Council Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884, UN General Assembly resolutions on the “Situation in the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan” adopted in 2006 and 2008, and ignoring the appeals of the UN and WHO and other influential international organizations regarding the current
pandemic, as well as the norms and principles of international law, should be resolutely condemned by the international organizations and leading powers.
In this way, on appealing world countries and international organizations, we, the Azerbaijani Diaspora in Jordan, call them to influence Armenia to make this state immediately withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani territories.