Azerbaijan embassy in Paris says targeted by ‘French Armenian’ protesters (VIDEOS) – RT in French


The Azerbaijani embassy in Paris announced that it had been the target of demonstrators of Armenian origin. Photos and videos released by the diplomatic representation show individuals committing damage and attempting an intrusion.

Supporting images, the Azerbaijani embassy in Paris announced that it had been the target on September 18 of degradations committed by individuals, some of whom were brandishing the Armenian flag.

“French Armenian fanatics storm the building of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France […]. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, shame on France which does not protect the embassies and ignores our well-founded requests related to our security”, denounced on twitter the ambassador Rahman Mustafayev.

“It should be recalled that in accordance with Art. 22.2 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, the receiving State has a special obligation to take all appropriate measures to prevent the premises of the mission from being invaded or damaged”, recalls for its part the diplomatic representation.

In another video released by the embassy, ​​a man – believed to be an employee – can be seen pushing open the door apparently opened by individuals present outside the embassy.

According to the Turkish Anadolu agency “after about twenty minutes during which the hundred or so demonstrators present threw eggs before burning the photos which they hung on the facade of the embassy, ​​the police intervened to create a security perimeter.

On one of the videos relayed on social networks, we can see a man hanging on the bars of an embassy window two posters bearing the portraits of the Turkish presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani Ilham Aliyev before burning them.

As of this writing, the French authorities have not commented.

Resumption of hostilities between Baku and Yerevan

Historically complicated, relations between Yerevan and Baku continue to be poisoned by their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian-populated territory that declared independence from Azerbaijan in 1991 with the support of Yerevan, but which is currently not recognized by any UN member state.

After a first war that killed more than 30,000 people in the early 1990s, Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed again in the fall of 2020 for control of this mountainous region. More than 6,500 people were killed in this new war, lost by the Armenians. On the morning of September 13, border clashes again took place. Baku and Yerevan accuse each other of being behind this new confrontation which has left more than 150 dead.


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