Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy summoned to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Baku, September 5, AZERTAC
“Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States of America in Azerbaijan has been summoned to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and presented with the verbal Note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State Department of the United State of America with regard to the illegal visit of certain Dan Bilzerian, USA citizen, to occupied territories of Azerbaijan and his using fire arms therein and his other unlawful actions,” said spokesperson of Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev.
“Certain Dan Bilzerian in violation of the Law on the State Border and Code of Migration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, without appropriate documents and beyond the checkpoints determined by the Azerbaijani authorities, crossed from the territory of Armenia the internationally recognized borders and entered the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. While being in Khankandi town and other occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, this person illegally obtained weaponry and, in an attempt to promote the illegal separatist entity established by Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan made demonstrative and provocative firing on the position of Azerbaijan’s armed forces.”
Hajiyev mentioned that Bilzerian`s nefarious and insulting statements before the cameras offended dignity and moral values of Azerbaijani people and run counter to the letter and spirit of the friendly relations between Azerbaijan and United States of America.
“The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan has filed a criminal case against Dan Bilzerian and all necessary legal actions are being currently undertaken to bring him to justice,” he said.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan expects that the Government of the United States of America will take into account the concerns of the Azerbaijani side with regard to Dan Bilzerian’s illegal deeds and will undertake effective measures to prevent its citizens from violating national legislation, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as norms and principles of international law,” Hajiyev added.
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