(MENAFN- AzerNews) If Armenia is interested in regional peace, it should stop
trying to interfere in Azerbaijan's affairs regarding contacts with
the Armenian residents of the country's Karabakh region in order to
reintegrate them, or prevent this, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
Spokesman Ayxan Hajizada said, answering a question from local
media regarding the unfounded claims made by Armenian Prime
Minister Pashinyan on March 23, Azernews reports.
"We condemn and reject the completely unfounded accusations of
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan against Azerbaijan, who
stubbornly repeats the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry
on March 18, despite our extended response.
"The aggressive rhetoric of the Armenian leadership, threatening
the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and
ignoring the international obligations undertaken by Armenia, shows
that this country is not interested in peace in the region. We
recommend that Prime Minister Pashinyan take a lesson from history
and guide Armenia, which has occupied Azerbaijani territories for
30 years, carried out ethnic cleansing against hundreds of
thousands of Azerbaijanis, not interfere with the peace agenda that
Azerbaijan has been promoting since 2020, and also abandon from
aggressive activities such as encroachment on the territorial
integrity and interference in the internal affairs of
"It is unacceptable that the return to their homeland of former
internally displaced persons who became victims of the policy of
ethnic cleansing of Armenia be regarded as a violation of the
tripartite statement by Azerbaijan. In the same way, Armenia does
not have the moral right to present itself as a `human rights
defender' of the Armenian residents of Azerbaijan.
"It is absurd that Armenia, which has been destroying property
belonging to Azerbaijanis both in Armenia and in the cities and
villages it has kept under occupation for 30 years by illegally
resettling Armenians in these territories, opposes the
implementation by Azerbaijan of resettlement in its sovereign
territories and historical lands. This statement also directly
contradicts the Prague and Sochi agreements, to which Armenia
constantly refers," he said.
It was also noted that Armenia, which forcibly expelled
Azerbaijanis from their historical lands, does not digest the
peaceful existence of representatives of various peoples in
Azerbaijan while claiming that it is not a mono-ethnic state, and
this is another example of Armenian falsification.
"If Armenia really intends to abandon its territorial claims
against Azerbaijan, its revanchist policy, it must abandon such
aggressive rhetoric. If the Armenian side is interested in peace in
the region, it should stop trying to interfere in the affairs of
Azerbaijan regarding contacts with the Armenian residents of the
Karabakh region of the country in order to reintegrate them, to
prevent this," the ministry's spokesperson said.
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