YEREVAN — Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has dismissed reports that the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs raised the issue of return of the two Azeri saboteurs during the recent visit to Yerevan.

“The crimes committed by the two Azeri saboteurs, including the kidnapping and brutal killing of a teenager, have been revealed, documented and proved,” Minister Nalbandian said at the National Assembly.

“The international community is well aware of how Azerbaijan welcomes and glorifies the murderers, as it happened in the case of Safarov and not only. Naturally, the international community speaks about humanism. But what humanism can one speak about in case of Azerbaijan?” Minister Nalbandian said.

He reminded that a number of Armenian nationals were humiliated and killed in Azerbaijan. He further recalled Baku’s refusal to accept the calls of the international organization, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the OSCE and the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to create conditions for retrieving the bodies of the pilots of the downed helicopter.

“I do not even speak about how “the great humanists” in Baku are persecuting their own citizens every day, especially the proponents of peace, tolerance, reconciliation and humanism,” Edward Nalbandian added.

“All this comes to prove that Azerbaijan has its unique perception of humanism, and uses it to deepen hatred and xenophobia,” the Foreign Minister stated.

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