Azeris reportedly amassing arms on Nakhichevan border

By Asbarez | Friday, 06 May 2016

Armenian border patrol units on the Nakhichevan border

Armenian border patrol units on the Nakhichevan border

YEREVAN (—The Azerbaijani army has reportedly amassed military equipment at the Nakhichevan-Armenia border.

Koryun Nahapetyan, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs, announced this information to reporters in parliament, adding that the situation is under control.

“Both the leadership of the Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Armed Forces [of Armenia] are in full control of the situation,” said Nahapetyan. “Our troops, relevant divisions of the Armed Forces are fully prepared to resist any attack.”

As for Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan’s recent meeting at Parliament with the parliament  members, Nahapetyan said numerous issues were discussed, but given the proprietary nature of the meeting, he could not provide any details.

In June 2015, Azerbaijani forces launched attacks against Armenian border units stationed at the Nakhichevan border, killing one soldier.