Azerbaijan makes territorial claims against Armenia

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev on Thursday, February 8 delivered threats against Armenia, claiming that “Yerevan Khanate and Zangezur-Goycha are Azerbaijan’s history lands.”

Addressing the VI Congress of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, Aliyev said “we must not and do not forget about our historical lands.”

“In the coming years, we should be more active about this matter and organize presentations and exhibitions in various parts of the world,” the Azeri leader said, according to Haqqin.az.

“Yerevan is our historical land, and we, the Azerbaijanis, must return to these territories. This is our political and strategic goal, and we should reach this objective step-by-step.”

Aliyev’s comments came during the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ regional visit. After holding talks with top Azerbaijani officials and diplomats, the mediators have now arrived in Armenia.

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev’s comments are ridiculed even in Azerbaijan, Armenian foreign ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan told PanARMENIAN.Net

“Aliyev’s comments are not being taken seriously even in Azerbaijan,” Balayan said on Friday, February 9.

“If we look into the Azerbaijani youth’s reaction, we’ll see them mocking him. ‘He is unable to settle the Karabakh issue, let alone Yerevan and Zangezur,’ they say.”

“Territorial claims of Azerbaijan, a country which appeared on the political map of the world just 100 years ago, are not new to us, a number of representatives of the Baku regime have repeatedly made such statements,” Balayan added.

“Aliyev’s speech at the VI Congress of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party just seeks to conceal the [country’s] foreign political failures and domestic social problems.”

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