By Florence Avakian
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
UNITED NATIONS — Lies, distortions and propaganda took center stage on Friday, May 4, as Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev addressed the topic of “anti- terrorism” before the United Nations Security Council and accused Armenia of “terrorism against civilians, military aggression and ethnic cleansing.”
Possibly aware this diatribe would occur, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as well as the German Foreign Minister and the ambassadors from Security Council members US, France and Germany, were not present.
After making the 5,000-mile journey to New York for this appearance, he was escorted into the UN through the basement garage, so that he would not have to see the more than 50 demonstrators from the New York/New Jersey ARF chapter who protested across the street from the UN, carrying the flags of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh) and signs which read, “Turkey and Azerbaijan Guilty of Genocide,” “Baku Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing” and “Stop Destruction of Nakhichevan.”