Armenia, posing a threat to the safety of foreign journalists and grossly violating international humanitarian law, organizes their trips to the territory where military operations are going on, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement came after Armenian reports on the injury of two journalists of French newspaper Le Monde in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
“We remind that Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry officially announced on September 27 that the country’s army does not fire at the civilian population and objects, and, unlike aggressor Armenia, complies with humanitarian law, including the Geneva conventions, in the course of military operations,” the statement said.
The purposeful organization of foreign journalists’ trip to dangerous territory clearly indicates that the Armenian government is ignoring its obligations to ensure the safety of journalists and is using foreign journalists for its illegal propaganda purposes, the ministry noted.
“We strongly recommend first of all to obtain the consent of the Azerbaijani side for making visits to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent regions of Azerbaijan,” read the statement.
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