World Bulletin / News Desk
Azerbaijan has warned Armenia against any attempts to sabotage its Mingachevir Hydroelectric Power Plant, following days of unrest along the border, with shoot-outs between soldiers claiming a number of lives.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said it would give a very sharp and adequate to defend the facility, after Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan recently said that Armenian armed forces were going to sabotage it.
"The Azerbaijani Armed Forces are capable of striking any military facility located in the territories occupied by the enemy or in Armenia itself. The people of Armenia should know that such provocations will lead to more severe consequences for them," the ministry said in a statement.
According to Azernews, the ministry also said it was capable of fulfilling the order to wipe the Armenian capital city Yerevan off the face of the earth with missiles.
Sporadic fighting has continued along the border since July 31, a flare up of tensions that have existed since Armenia made territorial claims on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in 1988, which culminated in all-out war between the two south Caucasus nations in 1992.
Despite a ceasefire signed in 1994, the two neighbors are still technically at war as negotiations continue 20 years on. However, Armenia's refusal to implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region makes lasting peace appear unlikely to take shape in the near future.Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ağustos 2014, 15:45