Ilham Aliyev: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is Azerbaijanâ€™s internal affair
- 31 March 2017
During the April battles the Armenians appealed to international organizations, different countries so that the battles end as soon as possible, and then they accused several countries of not helping them, said President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev as he received a group of servicemen on the anniversary of the April victories of the Azerbaijani army.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is Azerbaijan’s internal affair, said President Aliyev, noting that the Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognized by the entire world, co-chair countries of the Minsk Group as an integral part of Azerbaijan.
“What is happening and what may happen in the Nagorno-Karabakh and all the occupied lands is our internal affair. No international organization or country can interfere with our internal affair,” he stressed.
President Aliyev continued: “During the April battles the Armenian leadership was completely exposed because they suffered a heavy defeat and did not receive any political support. But, in fact, they relied on that support very much. And when they did not receive that support they, as usual, started to accuse different countries. At the end of the day, they were forced to admit their defeat in the April battles. First, they said that they did not lose the lands. Then they said that these lands are unimportant. Then they said that they will retake these territories. All this is totally untrue. The Armenian leadership has put itself in such a ridiculous situation that Armenia still feels grave consequences of this.”