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Azerbaijan's Attempts to Rewrite History Challenged

Azerbaijan's Attempts to Rewrite History Challenged

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has responded to comments made by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a Cabinet session. The exchange shows the ongoing aggression from Azerbaijan. 

During the session, Pashinyan criticized Azerbaijan for its deadly shooting at Armenian positions on Tuesday and emphasized that the territories of 31 Armenian villages are still occupied by Azerbaijan. The MFA of Azerbaijan responded and dismissed these accusations as "unfounded" and claimed that they are allegedly "intended to deliberately inflame tension in the region."

The Azerbaijani MFA, in an aggressive tone, questioned the delay in Armenia's Ministry of Defense fulfilling its commitment to investigate the injury of an Azerbaijani soldier. They also raised accusations about mercenaries from different military groups being subordinated to the Armenian Ministry of Defense at the border posts.

Addressing Pashinyan's claims about the enclave and exclave villages, the Azerbaijani statement characterized it as political manipulation. The MFA reminded the Armenian Prime Minister of his previous assertion of 32 occupied villages, countering that Armenia has obligations to return “eight villages to Azerbaijan”. The Azeri statement also criticized Armenia for not adhering to the borders reflected in Soviet maps, the Alma-Ata Declaration, and the territorial integrity claims against Azerbaijan in various international forums.

“We would like to remind the Prime Minister, who claims that Armenia supports the territorial integrity of all its neighbors, the ongoing claims against the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in Armenia’s Constitution, legislative acts in force, official letters, statements, documents distributed in international organizations and courts. If Armenia is genuinely interested in the peace process, this country should abandon its claims against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan," adds the statement by the MFA of Azerbaijan.

Although the idea is presented quite chaotically, it is obvious that this is another demand by Azerbaijan for the changing of Armenia’s constitution and its refusal to return the Armenian territories.

We would like to remind our readers that not only did Azerbaijan force 120,000 Armenians of Artsakh to leave their indigenous homeland, also known as Nagorno Karabakh, but Azerbaijan also continues to occupy sovereign Armenian territories. Additionally, Azerbaijan is continuously destroying Armenian historical monuments and making claims to more Armenian territories through its false historical pretexts.


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