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Armenia`s Premier: Azerbaijan will continue its aggressive policy

Armenia`s Premier: Azerbaijan will continue its aggressive policy

ArmInfo.Having an army is the sovereign right of every country. No country can accuse any other  country of having an army. Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated in an interview with France 24.

According to him, Azerbaijan makes noise about any of our new  contract and cooperation in any of military-technical fields, but  Azerbaijan does not say that it has been buying weapons worth  billions for years. 

" This is an important fact to note. On the other hand, why is  Azerbaijan worried about the reforms of the Armenian army in the  conditions when it keeps the sovereign territories of Armenia under  occupation, and in the conditions when we say: very well, let's  reflect the border on the ground based on the Alma-Ata declaration  and mutually and simultaneously withdraw troops from the border line.  And that will be one of the very concrete steps for building trust.

The reform of our army should not worry anyone. Why? Because we say  that we recognize the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all  our neighbors. Therefore, why should anyone be worried about  reforming our army? If we recognize the territorial integrity and  sovereignty of our neighbors and reform our army and say that our  army does not and will not solve any tasks outside our sovereign  territory, but Azerbaijan expresses concern and makes noise against  this background. This can happen only under the circumstances when  Azerbaijan itself has a task to solve a problem in our sovereign  territory through military means. There is no other logic. Was I able  to explain the idea?  Yes, we are reforming the army, and by the way,  having an army is the sovereign right of every country. No country  can accuse any other country of having an army. And we say that we  unconditionally recognize the territorial integrity of all our  neighbors, that is, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Georgia. We do not have  and will not have a task to use our army outside our sovereign,  internationally recognized territory. And against this background,  Azerbaijan expresses concern. Why does he express concern? Does he  have a problem to solve in our sovereign territory? It is also this  fact, this reaction, that gives many experts a reason to assume that  Azerbaijan will continue its aggressive policy, " the head of the  Armenian government emphasized.

He added that even in such a situation, Yerevan offers solutions. "We  offer several solutions.  One of the solutions is to reflect the  border of 1991 and withdraw the troops, that is, neither Armenia nor  Azerbaijan should have any equipment, firearms and soldiers in each  other's sovereign territory. Secondly, we propose the  demilitarization of the border zone. Third, we propose mutual arms  control. In other words, if we had any desire to threaten the  security of Azerbaijan, why should we make all these proposals? It is  Azerbaijan that says it will keep the heights under control, no  matter whose territory they are in. But it is a direct violation of  our territorial integrity, implementation of an aggressive policy  today and, in fact, a declaration of no intention to abandon that  policy. And this is a problem," the RA Prime Minister said.

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