ALOVSAT ALIYEV: "ARMENIANS USE ANY FALSIFICATIONS BY MEANS OF WHICH THEY TRY TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF THE CITIZENS OF ARMENIA AND "NAGORNO KARABAKH REPUBLIC"

Today.Az
http://www.today.az/news/ politics/47351.html
Sept 2 2008
Azerbaijan

The leadership of Azerbaijan should draw attention of the world
society to facts of issuance of passports, which fix "Nagorno Karabakh
Republic" as a country of residence to the citizens of different
countries, especially, Iran, said head of the Azerbaijani Center of
Legal Protection of Migrants Alovsat Aliyev.

He said there is a European convention "On citizenship" under which
any state, along with providing refuge, may also provide citizenship
of their country to a citizen of other state.

"But Nagorno Karabakh has no right to present citizenship, as it is
an Armenian-occupied territory of Azerbaijan, which means that the
passports of this formation are illegal documents.

Since the Soviet times, it has been a specific tradition of Nagorno
Karabakh to overstate the real number of the citizens of Armenian
origin, residing in this Autonomous Oblast. Thus, Armenians tried
to prove their quantitative supremacy over Azerbaijanis, residing
there, so that to substantiate their claims on this integral part of
Azerbaijan. And today Armenians continue this tradition.

In this connection, Armenian-approved law on facilitated rules
of getting citizenship under which Armenia is ready to recognize
Armenians, residing all over the world, as its citizens, is not
surprising. It has been the policy of the Republic of Armenia but
not Nagorno Karabakh.

But it seems that separatists of Nagorno Karabakh decided to follow
the same way. They have no other way out: the demographic situation
not only in Nagorno Karabakh but also in Armenia is poor. Therefore,
they use any falsifications to raise the number of citizens of Armenia
and "Nagorno Karabakh Republic".

I consider that the leadership of Azerbaijan should treat this problem
seriously and inform the world community about Armenians' actions. In
this very case the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan should inform the
Iranian leadership about Azerbaijan's concerns over such facts",
concluded Aliyev.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress