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Armenian Prime Minister's denial of the forcible displacement of
Azerbaijanis from their lands in the territory of Armenia indicates
his intention to justify the systematic and purposeful policy of
ethnic cleansing carried out by Armenia for decades, Spokesperson
of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Aykhan Hajizada said.
Commenting on Pashinyan's claims against Azerbaijan, Hajizada
stressed that they are completely groundless and grossly distort
historical facts, which is another blow to the process of
establishing peace in the region, Azernews reports, citing Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
“The anti-Azerbaijani campaign carried out by Pashinyan,
reneging on the promises and commitments he has made on various
international platforms, including the rhetoric that undermines the
negotiations on the peace agreement and the efforts of
international mediators, does not promise any good future for
Armenia. The physical destruction of the peaceful Azerbaijanis
living in the territory of Armenia, the bloody massacres committed
against them, and the forced relocation of the population through
threats is a historical fact,” the spokesperson added.
The official brought to the attention the fact that there are
currently no traces of Azerbaijanis in Armenia, who once were the
majority of the population.
He also underlined that the denial of the right of Azerbaijanis
to return to their lands in a safe manner, the presentation of the
demand for these rights as a 'territorial claim' is an indication
of Armenia's policy of protecting the 'mono-ethnic state title
based on ethnic cleansing'.
Hajizada also remarked that Pashinyan's attempt to intervene in
the dialogue with Armenian residents is unacceptable. He also
underlined that all these factors of Armenia's intervention into
Azerbaijan's internal affairs indicate that the country has not
given up its policy of aggression under the guise of 'people's
right for self-determination”.
The official then called on the Armenian premier to understand
that the rights of the Armenian residents of the Karabakh region
can never prevail over the rights of the Azerbaijani population of
the region, and Azerbaijan will only apply an equal approach to the
different ethnicities living in its territory.
The spokesperson also noted that Armenia, which has not complied
with any agreements and commitments so far, accuses Azerbaijan of
denying imaginary agreements, and claims that Azerbaijan will
intensify the situation in the border regions. He added that such
actions are only a step aimed at covering up Armenia's possible
“The fact that the Armenian side, which last refused to
negotiate a peace agreement in December of last year, opposes the
mediation efforts of the European Union with various excuses,
demonstrates that it has not given up the practice of creating
obstacles to negotiations during the 30-year-old occupation
period,” Hajizada pointed out.
Moreover, the official specified that Pashinyan's readiness to
sign the peace treaty, which would only be based on Armenia's
proposals, ignoring the Azerbaijani ones, is another proof of his
indifference to the peace process,
“These destructive activities of Armenia should be condemned by
the international community and should be prevented,” the official