“Hats off to the engineers who designed it,” Hikmet Hajiyev, assistant to the president of Azerbaijan, said in reference to the Israeli-made attack drones which Azerbaijan is reportedly using in its war with its neighboring Armenia.
Hajiyev ‘s comments were made during an interview with the Israeli Walla news outlet on Wednesday and were reported in The Times of Israel.
1 Azerbaijan's army is using Israeli “kamikaze drones” to strike Armenian forces in the clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, the foreign policy adviser to the President of Azerbaijan told me in an interview. Watch here: pic.twitter.com/dhQE70jIsU
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The Azeris “very much appreciate the cooperation with Israel, especially the defense cooperation,” Hajiyev added.
According to the Israeli sources, Israel is the main supplier of arms to Azerbaijan including ‘kamikaze drones.’
“Israel and Azerbaijan enjoy security and import agreements and it is speculated that Israel supplies 60 percent of the Azeri military’s armaments, while Azerbaijan supplies a large amount of natural fuel to the Jewish state,” The Times of Israel reported.
Armenia and Azerbaijan entered into a new phase of their protracted conflict Sunday over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Turkey has emerged as Azerbaijan’s most visible ally in the ongoing violence, with Armenia on Tuesday accusing Turkey of using an F-16 fighter jet to show down a SU-25, killing its pilot.
(The Palestine Chronicle)