ArmInfo. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia reacted to the attacks of the President of Azerbaijan against Of Yerevan. Thus, in the statement of the press secretary of the RA MFA Anna Naghdalyan, in particular, it says:
"The statements of the President of Azerbaijan at the ceremony of laying the foundation for offshore operations at the Absheron field are deeply disappointing. They demonstrate the inability of the leader of the neighboring country to perceive the current situation and his own role in shaping this reality soundly and without painful emotions.Such rhetoric, in which there are obviously unfounded and even false statements, does not honor the leader of any country.
At the same time, Naghdalyan stressed that Armenia is aware of the damage to the peace process caused by Azerbaijan as a result of the aggression in April 2016 and the military escalation in July 2020. "In order to prevent this damage from becoming irreversible, the leadership of Azerbaijan must reconsider its policy of using force and threats by force, abandon attempts to destabilize regional peace and security in the South Caucasus by attracting extra-regional forces and prepare for a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Armenia is confident in its ability to protect the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination and the right to live in their historical homeland, and it is with this confidence that we again emphasize that there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement of the conflict, "the representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry summed up.
Note that the President of Azerbaijan on September 19, in a conversation with representatives of the leading Azerbaijani media, attacked Yerevan with criticism. Aliyev accused Yerevan of stalling the negotiation process on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The Prime Minister of Armenia sets before us 7 conditions. First, who are you to speak with us in the language of conditions. If we want to speak with him in the language of conditions, then his political life will not be long. I said that we reject these absurd conditions. But we have one condition: they must completely and unconditionally leave our lands, as reflected in the resolutions of the UN Security Council, "Aliyev Jr. said.
The Azerbaijani leader did not stop there, "accusing Armenia of initiating a provocation on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border in July this year." However, he did not stop there, adding that a high-ranking official of one of the Minsk Group co-chairing countries had already openly announced this.
"I said then, and I say today: we have no military targets on the territory of Armenia, if we wanted to, we could go to the territory of Armenia, we had all the military capabilities for this. But we did not do this, because our military-political concept does not have this, unless a serious provocation is committed against us. If it is done, then there will be no restrictions for us, let everyone know this. There are no restrictions. If they ignore international law, then why should we abide by it, we will also ignore it, but it will all end badly for them, "he concluded.
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