TURKISH AMBASSADOR TO AZERBAIJAN DENIES REPORTS ON ARMENIAN NUCLEAR SHIPMENT

APA
Nov 19 2009
Azerbaijan

Baku. Victoria Dementyeva - APA. "I am not aware of nuclear shipment
for Armenian reactors via Turkey", said Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs Araz Azimov, APA reports. The Deputy Minister called
Armenian nuclear reactors a threat for the region: "Azerbaijan and
other countries, more experienced European countries want Armenia to
take certain actions toward this. They demand to close the nuclear
power station in Armenia because of its poor security and higher
seismic activeness in the region and Armenia. Russia and Armenia
elaborated joint plan to improve maintenance or to repair this
station. The nuclear reactors are now under the Russian ruling and
control. This is bilateral work of Russia and Armenia to supply these
reactors, which located in Armenia and are under the Russian control.

If Russia intends to do something we can accept it positively. It
is technical issue whether nuclear shipment for the reactors will be
delivered via Turkey or not. This transit could be seen as exclusive
case while Armenian-Turkish borders are closed".

Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilic denied reports on nuclear
shipment for Armenian reactors via Turkey. "If the Turkish-Armenian
borders are closed there cannot be a transit".