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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Baku Slams Missiles

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan on Friday condemned Russian plans to transfer modern missile systems to neighboring Armenia, warning that Baku may search for a new military sponsor to offset Moscow's partnership with Yerevan.

Vafa Goulizade, foreign policy adviser to Azeri President Heidar Aliyev, said Russia's plans to deploy S-300 rocket systems in Armenia would destabilize the region.

"Watching the Armenian-Russian militarization, I become more of the opinion that Azerbaijan also should also find itself a strong military ally," he said.