Azerbaijan lodges protest note to France over attacks on its Paris embassy
Azerbaijan filed a diplomatic protest note to France, demanding the French law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the recent attacks by the "radical Armenian groups" targeting its embassy in Paris.
Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov summoned Zacharie Gross, the French ambassador to Baku to the ministry on Monday, informing him over “a demonstration of brutal violations of French law and international legal norms by a group of radical extremist groups of the Armenian diaspora,” Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Calling on the French authorities to issue an “appropriate” legal assessment, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry also asked the perpetrators to be brought to justice and compensation to be provided for the damage caused at the embassy building, Anadolu said.
On Sunday, Rahman Mustafayev, the Azerbaijani envoy to France, published a video on Twitter showing pro-Armenian protestors trying to enter the Azerbaijani Embassy in Paris.
Les fanatiques arméniens français prennent d'assaut le bâtiment d’@AzAmbassadeFr. Mais laissons des barbares arméniens à côté. Mr. @EmmanuelMacron, honte à la France, qui ne protège pas les ambassades et ignore nos demandes bien fondées liées à notre sécurité pic.twitter.com/hhc4NX999Q— Rahman Mustafayev (@rahman2609m) September 18, 2022
"But let's leave the Armenian barbarians aside. Mr. Emmanuel Macron does not protect embassies and ignores our fundamental requirements for our security, which is a shame for France," said Mustafayev.
According to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry statement cited by Anadolu, the French ambassador who was summoned to the ministry said that the incident was “regrettable.”
“Relevant steps will be taken to provide a legal assessment of the incident,” he said.