Azerbaijani Politics 6 august — 12:48

Aliyev's administration accuses Pashinyan of provocation, hypocrisy and lies

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'We categorically reject the statement 'Karabakh is Armenia' voiced by the prime minister of Armenia during an illegal visit to Khankendi. Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is the historical land of Azerbaijan and its integral part.' As informs Azeri Daily, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev said this.

'The international community recognises and supports the territorial integrity, including Nagorno-Karabakh, and the sovereignty of Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani state and people will never allow attempts to annex Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia and violate the territorial integrity of our country through military occupation and bloody ethnic cleansing committed by Armenia.

Statements by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan that the occupied territories of Azerbaijan are Armenia and his calls to annex the separatist regime to Armenia is another open demonstration that the true purpose of Armenia is occupation.

Calls to annex the occupied territories of Azerbaijan to Armenia should be regarded as irresponsibility and disrespect for the international community and in particular for the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, who are responsible for resolving the conflict through negotiations,' Hikmet Hajiyev said.

According to him, at the level of its prime minister, Armenia insults and treads on international norms and principles, the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act and destroys the negotiation process on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which is conducted through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

'After that, the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group should answer the question about the future negotiation process. With this statement, the prime minister of Armenia refutes himself, and admits that his recent statements that he cannot speak on behalf of Nagorno-Karabakh are nothing but foolishness and lies.

Thus, the Armenian leadership openly proves that its participation in the negotiations is nothing but hypocrisy and misleading the international community.

We want to assure the Armenian leadership that the annexation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan to Armenia is a fantasy and the same utopia as the stated goals for the development of Armenia until 2050.

The Armenian side, with its destructive and provocative statement, again puts the region face to face with danger and risk, and in order to avoid internal problems it deliberately escalates the situation,' he said.

Hikmet Hajiyev added that the responsibility for the current situation lies entirely with Armenia.

'Let no one doubt that Azerbaijan will ensure territorial integrity and sovereignty within internationally recognised borders and ensure the return of its ethnically cleansed citizens to their native lands,' he said.

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