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Armenian Prime Minister Accuses Azerbaijan of Targeting France in Propaganda Campaign

Nikol Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused Azerbaijan of engaging in a widespread propaganda campaign against France, alleging that the targeting of countries and international organizations that objectively assess the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) is part of Azerbaijan's ethnic cleansing policy.

During a government meeting, Pashinyan highlighted Azerbaijan's ongoing large-scale propaganda efforts against France. He noted that France's official and public circles have been offering targeted assessments and expressing concern over Azerbaijan's actions against the Armenians of Artsakh.

Pashinyan emphasized that this propaganda aims to deter other countries from providing objective assessments of the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh. He expressed Armenia's gratitude to France and stressed the importance of encouraging more countries and international organizations to address the pressing situation in Nagorno Karabakh.

Last week, Azerbaijan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of displaying pro-Armenian bias. In response, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry labeled Macron's statements as "unacceptable" and claimed that his assertion of pressuring Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was a fabrication.

President Macron had previously engaged with influential Armenian circles during a visit to Marseille. He reiterated his determination to address the Nagorno Karabakh issue and expressed his commitment to advocating for the region's interests, even if his stance stands out within the international community.

France's engagement in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict has been a point of contention between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Pashinyan's comments shed light on the diplomatic tensions surrounding the crisis and the role of international actors in assessing and responding to the situation.


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