Politics 19:13 11/02/2019 Region

New batch of US weapons reportedly sold to Azerbaijan - expert voices concern

Political scientist Suren Sargsyan has published reports stating Azerbaijan has obtained new batch of US weapons amounting for197 million USD. According to Sargsyan, equipment classified as “planes and satellites” at the same value were obtained in September of the previous year.

“This comes to prove we are dealing with a recurring process, yet the matter is not addressed properly as no one is interested in it,” Sargsyan wrote on his Facebook page. To note, in 1992, the U.S. Congress banned non-humanitarian economic aid and weapons sales to Azerbaijan by adopting Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act.

Earlier, on February 4, Israel’s Defense Ministry lifted its ban on exports to Azerbaijan of “kamikaze” drones that are manufactured by an Israeli company accused of hitting Armenian positions in Nagorno Karabakh.
Aeronautics’ export license was suspended after a complaint was filed with the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The Times of Israel newspaper reported that the Defense Ministry returned the export license on Monday, leading the company to inform the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that the ban on Orbiter 1K sales to its “central customer ‘A’” has been lifted. “The company can continue to supply the UAV to the aforementioned customer as soon as possible,” Aeronautics said in a statement.

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