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Blockades to Armenia

"Armenia's charge against Azerbaijan for its so-called 'blockade against Armenia' is a very skillful Armenian subterfuge that has served them well, especially among uninformed Americans. Obviously, severance of communications and transport connections is an inevitable result of any military conflict between two countries.

"There has never been, nor will there ever be, a single state in the world that willfully provides an aggressive neighbor with energy to enable it to continue its expansionist plans. Imagine Nazi Germany complaining that the Soviet Union had cut off its energy supplies. How absurd!"

Yashar Aliyev, Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in December 1998.

From Azerbaijan International (6.3) Autumn 1998.
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