Azerbaijan threatens Armenia with 'military force'

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  1. IBRIS

    IBRIS Senior Member Senior Member

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    Azerbaijan says it has "the full right" to resort to military action in order to liberate the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which it lost to Armenia in the 1990s.

    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Friday that if an upcoming meeting with his Armenian counterpart ends short of a deal on the matter "then our hopes in negotiations will be exhausted and then we are left with no other option" than to reclaim the territory by force, the Reuters news agency reported.

    "We are doing that because we never excluded and we do not exclude that option. We have the full right to liberate our land by military means," he added.

    Azerbaijan lost control over the region in a rebellion by local Armenians, who were supported by Yerevan's military. The conflict killed tens of thousands of people rendering more than a million others homeless.

    "That meeting must play a decisive role in the process of negotiations," the Azerbaijani president noted as he was preparing to attend talks with Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan in Munich on Sunday.

    The international community has refused to recognize the de facto rule of the ensuing Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
    Azerbaijan threatens Armenia with 'military force'
     
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  3. Rage

    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    The two countries are still technically at war.
     
  4. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    If he does use force we can consider Azerbaijan the next territory of the Russian Federation. Since his withdrawal from the CSTO he is no longer protected by the security treaty. Armenia and their forces in NK are. Oh, we would just love to control fuel rich Azerbaijan. Baku, here we come! :sarcastic:
     
  5. F-14

    F-14 Global Defence Moderator Senior Member

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    Azerbaijani Armed Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Armed Forces of Armenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    the Odds are stacked against azerbijan as Armenia in total has

    Active personnel 60,000
    Reserve personnel 300,000

    that is 360,000 troops in addition to this there is the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army which is comprised of 20,000 and then you have the russians who are based at Gyumri, Armenia, part of the Transcaucasian Group of Forces
    this force wil be the main Offensive Punch of any azarbijanian-armenin war as armrnia is covered by both the CSTO and friendship treaty, which calls for mutual assistance in the event of a military threat to either party and allows Russian border guards to patrol Armenia’s frontiers with Turkey and Iran. this advanture will be a bloody one for the azarbijanians
     
  6. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Azerbaijan will not only face the Russian forces stationed in Armenia, they will face the full force of the North Caucasus Military District = 322,000 ground forces.
     
  7. K Factor

    K Factor A Concerned Indian Senior Member

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    I doubt they will commit the same mistake as Georgia, after seeing them being punished for their mis-adventure, despite what they are saying. I think that these comments are aimed at the domestic populace. :wink:
     
  8. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    He hasn't' talked this strongly about it before, certainly not issuing ultimatums. If he does nothing the people will see him as weak and jeopordise his regime. Maybe he means it. That tinpot army isn't being built for nothing. He is dillusional after all.
     
  9. bhramos

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    how many chances are their to Russia if Azerbaijan does misadventure like Georgia.
    atleast will Russia overcome the mistakes that it have done in Georgia war,
     
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    how many chances are their to Russia to punish Azerbaijan, if Azerbaijan does misadventure like Georgia.
    atleast will Russia overcome the mistakes that it have done in Georgia war,
    especially technical mistakes,
     
  11. GokuInd

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    Also technically, any realistic chances of a Turkish intervention given their close cultural affinity towards Azerbaijan? But again that would make no sense since the Turkish-Armenian rapprochement couple of months ago...
     

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