Posted 08.06.2012 09:13:50 UTC
Updated 08.06.2012 09:17:44 UTC
A spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has said that threats of that kind are a routine Azerbaijan is used to and Sarkisian is trying to hide his failures by making such statements.
Despite warnings by the international community against using force, tensions on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border remain high.
Many soldiers from both sides have lost their lives in the clashes which have broken out in the past one week.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry says that the Armenian side has breached the cease-fire and continues attacking the Azeri side.
Armenian President Sarkisian has said that Armenia does not want to heighten tensions but a stern response will be given to Azerbaijan if necessary.
The confrontations between Azerbaijan and Armenia which broke out in 1988 turned into a war after the two countries had gained independence and agreed a cease-fire in 1994 in Bishkek.
Despite the cease-fire, one fifth of Azerbaijan’s territories are under Armenian occupation.