March 3, 2014 - 16:38 AMT
Baku resentful over OSCE MG Co-chair’s tweet on Sumgait

Baku expressed resentment over a Twitter post of the U.S. Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, commemorating the Sumgait pogroms.

“We also remember Sumgait. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan should support people-to-people programs to develop tolerance and trust,” James Warlick tweeted.

According to APA, Azeri Foreign Ministry was fast to react to the post. “Unrests happened in Sumgait, but the causes, context, facts and realities are completely different,” Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said, commenting on Warlick’s post.

As Azimov noted, Warlick also shared his views on the so-called “Khojalu genocide” on Twitter. “Twitter is not a place to discuss Khojalu,” Azimov added.

“On the date of the Khojalu tragedy, we are reminded that violence is not the answer. All parties must work harder for a peaceful settlement,” said Warlick in his Tweet.

“I can not respond to Warlick on Twitter, because the message on Twitter must consist of only 120 letters. Warlick has recently been appointed to this post and should view the realities of the conflict,” Azimov said.