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October

9 October

Foreign media

Excelsior and ContraReplica, the two leading Mexican newspapers, published interviews with Azerbaijani Ambassador to Mexico Mammad Talibov about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia’s military aggression and the ongoing hostilities.

Giving information about the history of the conflict, the ambassador noted that contrary to some media reports, Nagorno-Karabakh is not a disputed territory, but an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan, which was occupied by Armenia for nearly 30 years along with seven surrounding districts. He stressed that about 1 million Azerbaijanis living in these areas were ethnically cleansed and expelled from their homelands and that this process was accompanied by crimes against humanity such as the Khojaly genocide.

Ambassador Talibov emphasized that Armenia still ignores the four UN Security Council resolutions dated 1993, which demand an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories and affirm support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders. He noted that Armenia keeps committing provocations to disrupt the negotiation process.

The diplomat said that since September 27, Armenian armed forces, in a gross violation of international law and international humanitarian law, as well as the Geneva Conventions of 1949, have been firing artillery and missiles on the civilian population and infrastructure of Azerbaijan, as a result of which civilians, including women and children, lost their lives. He added that in order to suppress the next act of aggression by Armenia and ensure the safety of the civilian population, the Azerbaijani Army, exercising the right of self-defense, launched a counteroffensive operation.

Ambassador Talibov also provided information about numerous military and political provocations committed by Armenia over the past two years.

He emphasized that for nearly 30 years, unlike Armenia, Azerbaijan has remained committed to the Minsk Group-mediated negotiation process on the settlement of the conflict. However, over the past two years, Armenia’s military and political leadership has demonstrated an aggressive position and completely disrupted the negotiation process.

The diplomat also rejected allegations of Turkey’s involvement in the conflict. He noted that Turkey, as a fraternal country, only provides moral and political support for Azerbaijan.

In conclusion, Ambassador Talibov underlined the importance of the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories in terms of ensuring lasting peace and security in the region. He also urged the international community to take a decisive position in order to force Armenia to implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. 

Azərbaycan Ordusunun sentyabrın 27-də işğalçı Ermənistan silahlı qüvvələrinə qarşı başladığı əks-hücum əməliyyatında əldə etdiyi möhtəşəm qələbələr haqqında bundan sonra kitablar yazılacaq, filmlər çəkiləcək. Amma indidən tam əminliklə deyə bilərik ki, cəbhə uğurlarımızın ən başlıca səbəbi Prezident, Ali Baş Komandan İlham Əliyevin həyata keçirdiyi güclü dövlət, güclü ordu strategiyası, milli birlik və döyüşçülərimizin ruh yüksəkliyi idi.