Events that happened in Armenia are an internal affair of Armenia. I also touched upon the situation in Armenia in my speech at the meeting with martyr families yesterday. But I want to note that speech was delivered before the events,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the press conference held in a video format for local and foreign journalists, APA reports.
Head of state noted that meeting with martyr families was held about 10:30 a.m., he learnt about news regarding events in Armenia after it: “That is why I want everyone to know that my comments were made before the events. But events show that I was absolutely right. Because today Armenia is in such a heavy condition that processes ongoing there greatly damage bases of statehood of the country. Its culprits are previous and current leaders of Armenia. Because Kocharyan-Sargsyan junta was leading Armenia to an abyss for 20 years, in fact. It led to a crisis. The country has lost independence signs almost completely. It was looking like a colony. Its main reason is occupying policy. Because the more Armenia wanted to keep our lands under occupation, the more they became dependent. We have consistently isolated Armenia from all international, regional projects. It was our policy to shake, collapse, and isolate Armenia in terms of the economy.
I never hid this. I have repeatedly said that we will pursue this policy to that period that our lands are under occupation. Armenia must withdraw its armed forces from our lands, then there may be cooperation, collaboration. And there may be amendments in our policy. Unfortunately, neither the previous junta regime nor the government that came to power in 2018 listened to our calls. If they listened on time, they would not be in such a vile situation today. Now, the situation in Armenia is completely crisis-ridden. I would not like to comment anything on their internal affairs. In principle, we never interfere with the internal affairs of other countries. Especially at this sensitive time…”