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Defense Ministry: US has never sold weapons to Azerbaijan

Baku, July 13, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has commented on the legislative initiative of a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives Brad Sherman to impose a ban on the sale of US weapons "threatening civilian aircraft in the airspace of Nagorno-Karabakh".

“Making such an initiative is actually surprising, because the US has never sold us weapons,” the ministry said. Despite this, Azerbaijan buys sufficient amount of weapons and ammunition from other countries with advanced military technology.”

“Air defense systems of various types, owned by the Azerbaijan Air Force, are capable of ensuring full protection of our airspace, and in case of a threat, take retaliatory measures,” the ministry said.

“Moreover, the congressman should be aware that Nagorno-Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan and, since it is a conflict zone, the International Civil Aviation Organization has completely banned civil aviation flights in this direction long ago,” the ministry of defense added.

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