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Armenia has been dealing with a political madman whose name is Ilham Aliyev. He has got no principles or moral norms. By implementing permanent sabotage actions, Aliyev breaks many principles which any politician should be committed to, former Armenian deputy defence minister from 1992 till 1999, Vahan Shirkhanyan, said at today's joint press-conference with a member of the parliament Karine Achemyan.
He said that the border has never been calm and sabotage actions have been implemented since 1988, but in course of time privilege slowly but truly transferred to Armenia, which is regarding impartial perception of Armenia by the world community. "Armenia is also lucky in the matter that American programmes regarding Azerbaijan have been failing one-by-one. Azerbaijan had to implement several instructions and get Karabakh instead, but he did not manage to. By its sabotage actions Baku demands from the USA settlement of the Karabakh conflict according to the Madrid principles as soon as possible", - Shirkhanyan said.
He also added that the Armenian army has numerous privileges over the Azerbaijani one, and naturally it keeps the enemy from unleashing the war. "The Azerbaijani army is corrupted. Soldiers serve in it which hate the Aliyev's clan. And such army cannot be strong", - Shirkhanyan said.
For her part, Achemyan said that naturally, the adequate response must be given to these sabotage actions. However, we should not strive to kill as many as possible, but try to resolve the conflict peacefully.