Iranian Armenians circulated booklets, DVD about demolition of Armenian
cemetery in Djulfa

01.02.2008 15:35

Yerevan (Yerkir) - The Armenian community of Iran has circulated
booklets and DVD about demolition of the medieval Armenian cemetery in
Old Djulfa (Nachijevan) at the hands of Azerbaijan, said Derenik
Melikian, editor-in-chief of Tehran-based Aliq newspaper. The materials
were submitted to all diplomatic representations accredited to Iran, he
said, IA Regnum reports.

The ancient Armenian cemetery and historical monuments at the
Nachijevan-Iran border have been systematically destructed during past
15 years. In December 2005, the Azeri troops razed the cemetery to the
ground. The process was shot by priests of the Atropaten diocese in
Iran. In January 2006, the European Parliament passed a resolution
condemning Azerbaijan's barbarism.

Now, the territory of the Armenian cemetery was transformed into a
shooting ground of the Azeri Defense Ministry.