"The Republic of Azerbaijan still faces the threat of Armenian terrorism at the state level, Azerbaijan's fight against international terrorism is adequately appreciated by the international community." the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan Hikmat Hajiyev stated commenting on Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan's statement, SIA
According to Hikmat Hajiyev, Armenian terrorism, including its history and the "modus operandi" (mode of action) as a special area of terrorism has become a subject of study at the international level: "We would recommend to the Armenian officials, including the biologist diplomat Shavarsh Kocharyan to see and get familiar with the reports and surveys of the US Central Intelligence Agency and State Department about the Armenian terrorism. Since the nineteenth century, the armed forces of Dashnak and Hnchak movements, made shelter to Armenian terrorists and weaponry stocks by confiscating the Armenian churches in Tsar Russia, the decision dated June 12, 1903, during World War I in eastern Anatolia and massacres committed by Armenians in March of 1918, are the most vivid examples of their terrorism."
"The new wave of the Armenian terrorism ASALA spread in 70s and its sub-groups such as Orly Group, Gegaron, Armenian Union, Young Armenian union, Team of June 9, Conspiracy squadron, Apostle, The Swedish group and their terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Europe and North America are remembered by the bloody acts they had committed."
Hajiyev noted that Today, the most brutal and bloody terrorist acts in France, which is suffering from terrorism, have been committed by ASALA: The bloody terrorist attack in the Orly airport in France on July 15, 1983 is a clear evidence."
The Orly Airport attack was the bombing of a Turkish Airlines check-in counter at Orly Airport in Paris, France, by the Armenian terrorist organization ASALA as part of its campaign for the recognition of and reparations for the Armenian Genocide.
The explosion killed 8 and injured 55.
On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian military, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi, committed genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. Among those 613 killed in the massacre, there were 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people.
Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. A total of 487 civilians became disabled as a result of the onslaught. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.