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"It is obvious that Azerbaijani miscarriage of justice doesn't mean miscarriage of the international law and justice. Otherwise, the world will obviously plunge into the incessant repetition of similar murders and will find itself in the clutches of general anarchy. For that very reason, the international community has unequivocally emphasized the inadmissibility of that incident. It is very important, but still it's not enough. Pardoning of the criminal, or to be more precise - his acquittal, runs contrary to all fundamental principles and goals of the Council of Europe. And it is stated not by us but by all the leaders of the Organization without exception," President Serzh Sargsyan said at the meeting at the Government of Armenia, on September 16.
The president is sure that with that act, Azerbaijan crossed the limits of the international civilized behavior. Feeling the international pressure, the leader of that country is employing more frequently his favorite tool - public lies.
"With regard to his utterances, I must underscore once again that never an extradited convict received pardon in Armenia.
Yes, by glorifying the criminal, Azerbaijan has put itself in such a desperate situation, that is compelled to come up with lies daily, finding "faults" with Armenia and stating them out loud. Sordid lies, I would say a string of sordid lies, a parade, parade of lies. The authorities of the neighboring state, which have been subjecting their own people to a longstanding information blockade, would like to think that it is possible to fool an entire nation all the time.
Time will show whether it is possible or not. However, the well-know maxim claims the opposite. Meanwhile we are conducting necessary work on this direction. I believe those responsible for the legal component know very well what's to be done. I expect active, unrelenting work in all international bodies. I expect coordinated and far-reaching activities. Next: the program of diplomatic work is clear and is underway. At the same time, I also believe that the
Government, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, should develop a consultative document for official use which will allow all our agencies along with their own work to conduct in the international settings activities which will assist also in this process. We have a lot of things to do on this issue and shall lose no time. Lowdown acts and lies will not prevail," the president said.