The terrorist attack in Vienna has once again attested to the fact that in no way could the world community afford selective approaches in the fight against international terrorism, as it is the greatest menace to mankind in our times, Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan said in his condolence message to the families of victims of the terrorist attacks.
In the words of Harutyunyan, no state is immune to terrorism, and it must not be associated with any particular civilization, religion, nationality or ethnic group.
“It has been more than a month that in full view of the international community Artsakh became a target of terrorism, combating aspirations and attempts of Azerbaijan and Turkey to turn the South Caucasus into a new hotbed of international terrorism. The Republic of Artsakh faces terrorism and crimes against humanity, suffering human and tangible material loss,” said the President, condemning any attempt whereby communities are subjected to terrorism, and the civilian population is targeted deliberately on the grounds of ethnic or religious belonging.
“Any attempt to justify those encouraging, sponsoring or perpetrating terrorism and extremism, as well as those inciting hate crime and violence, should be unequivocally condemned. The Republic of Artsakh remains committed to those principles and determined to contribute to the fight against terrorism, reinforcing international and regional security, and we will struggle to the end for our right to secure life and development,” the message concluded.