BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 24. The Azerbaijani
community in New York held a picket in front of the UN
headquarters, the State Committee for Work with the Diaspora of
Azerbaijan told Trend.
The rally participants protested against the recent large-scale
provocations committed by the Armenian armed forces units on the
border with Azerbaijan and took a stand against the official
Irevan’s aggressive policy.
The compatriots waved Azerbaijani and Turkish flags, and also
chanted “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!”, “Azerbaijan wants peace!”,
“Armenia distorts the facts, deceives the world community!”,
“Armenia, withdraw your illegal troops from Karabakh!”, “Armenia,
sign a peace agreement!”, “Armenia, stop the aggressive policy!”,
“Armenia, don’t be a provocateur in the region, stop military
provocations!” , “Landmines planted by Armenia kill the civilian
population!”, “Armenia, stop mining our lands!”, “Armenia, inform
us about the fate of the missing Azerbaijanis!”, “Armenia destroyed
the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan in Irevan!”.
The youth demanded the UN to take tough measures against
Armenia, which infringes upon the international law. The protesters
also informed local and foreign diplomats, as well as the
community, about the aggressive policy pursued by Armenia on the
historical lands of Azerbaijan.
The New York police were providing safety of participants during
the two-hour action.
The picket, which coincided with the 77th session of the UN
General Assembly, was also attended by the Turkish community
The action was organized by the US-Azerbaijan Women’s
Association and the New York-Azerbaijan Cultural Center, which are
member organizations of the Coordination Council of American