The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

IEPF exposes lies of Armenians at UN

IEPF exposes lies of Armenians at UN



Representatives of the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) have exposed the lies of Armenians as they attended the discussions held on the sidelines of the Geneva Peace Week at the UN Office in Geneva, the Fund said Nov. 13.

The peace building ideas, conflict resolution and the role of civil society in this process were the key topics for discussion.

The IEPF President Umud Mirzayev, Vice President Ramil Azizov, Assistant to the President of the IEPF Anastasia Lavrina and the IEPF permanent representative in Geneva Michael Montafi provided an insight into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform.

During his stay at the UN headquarters in Geneva, the IEPF President Mirzayev held various meetings on the prospects of strengthening the role of civil society in the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The IEPF representatives shared information about the peace platform with different audiences.

The conference titled "The Ravages of War in Syria on Refugees" organized by the "Armenian Relief Society" was one of the events organized as part of the Geneva Peace Week. Using the theme about the problems of women-refugees from Syria, the organizers traditionally spoke of the murders of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, violence and the so-called Armenian "genocide". Moderators were trying to draw the audience's attention to the false facts, such as that they are incredibly sensitive to aggression, that they recognize the rights of all minorities for justice restoration; however, their arguments have not received support of the audience.

After the moderator announced the beginning of discussion about the Syrian refugees, the assistant to the president of the IEPF Anastasia Lavrina mentioned the dirty intentions of Armenia to move refugees from Syria to more sensitive conflict zone, to Nagorno-Karabakh, which is contrary to the norms of international law. "What is the necessity of placing the Syrian Armenians, not in Armenia itself, but in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh?" she asked. Representatives of the so-called "Armenian Relief Society" rejected this question, saying: "We are not aware of these facts, our organization is located in New York and we do not interfere in the policy of the Armenian government."

Their unreasonable arguments were met with irony in the hall.

If one surfs the official website of this organization, one can see that the "Armenian Relief Society" calls Azerbaijan as an occupier, invader, aggressor and deadly enemy, despite the fact that it was the Armenian armed forces who in fact occupied 20 percent of the territory of Azerbaijan, which resulted in 1.2 million Azerbaijanis' becoming refugees and internally displaced persons. Since 1988, 270,000 Azerbaijanis have been deported from Armenia. Representatives of "Armenian Relief Society" urge the Armenian diaspora to render financial support to the separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh.

This organization basically supports extremism and separatism. What really interesting is why they were allowed to hold this meeting during Geneva Peace Week? Then it's all because of Armenian lobby. Armenians claim about their support to Syrian refugees, ask for money and pretend to be "peace supporters". In the "Armenian Relief Society" there are Armenians who represent them in Europe, Lebanon, the US, Armenia, Syria and Canada. Their activities are not aimed at peace building, but lead to the emergence of tension and inflaming of contradictions in the international law.

One of the head office coordinators is the head of the organization titled "Kindergaten in Artsakh"; however, during the conference, held in Geneva, they said that they do not know about the Syrian refugees being settled in Nagorno-Karabakh. How is this possible?

The international activity of the "Armenian Relief Society" is supervised by the ARS, Inc. Central Executive Board with personnel working in the International Office in Boston, USA, and by staff responsible for specific programs in New York, the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Lala Demirchian Attarian is a daughter of the former head of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Ara Demirchian, known as "Dashnaktsutyun" nationalist party operating under the influence of Armenian Diaspora. This is the party that committed massacres in the 20th century against the people living in Azerbaijan.

The organization spreads out the militants' nationalist ideas in Javakheti, Akhalkalaki, Akhaltskha regions of Georgia as well as among the Armenian children under the umbrella of humanitarian assistance.

The contrast turns out: while the representatives of the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF), the organization based in Azerbaijan, spoke of supporting the peace platform between Armenia and Azerbaijan for the conflict resolution, the Armenian organization tried to promote its own interests and hide an important factor about the illegal resettlement of Syrian Armenian on the lands of Azerbaijan, occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.