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Azerbaijani Defence Ministry responded to US congressman

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To this date, Azerbaijan has not yet acquired weapons from the United States and has the ability to buy advanced military equipment from other countries, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement, that has been received by Azeri Daily editorial office.

The Ministry of Defence stresses that the Air Force of Azerbaijan possesses various means of air defence that can protect the airspace of the country and, if necessary, give an instant responce.

'Congressman Sherman probably should know that Nagorno-Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan and the fact that for many years the ICAO has been banning civil aviation flights to this region because of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict,' the Defence Ministry said.

Earlier, the US House of Representatives approved a legislative amendment proposed by Congressman Brad Sherman (Dem) to ban provision of any defence-related products to Azerbaijan that can be used to attack civilian planes arriving or departing from Khankendi airport in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh.

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