Azerbaijan, Agdam, 17 January / Тrend corr G. Jabiyev / The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on 16 January that the war with Armenia is not over and accused Armenia of making false statements of its victory.
" Armenia did not win the war. The war is not over. Only the first stage of the war has been completed," Ilham Aliyev said at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Complex in the Guzanli village in the Agdam region of Azerbaijan located close to the occupied territories.
Armenia has occupied the Azerbaijani territories utilising foreign assistance. "The economy of Azerbaijan is 5-6 times stronger than that of Armenia. And the economic development of Azerbaijan has strengthened its position," President Aliyev said.
The President noted a change in Armenia's position in demanding independence for Nagorno-Karabakh. Five or six years ago Armenia demanded independence for the occupied territories, but now this position has changed.
Nagorno-Karabakh will never become independent. This statement is also supported by the international mediators, the President said. " Armenia unwillingly accepts this reality. Earlier we spoke about vacating four of the regions, but now we speak about seven."
The President also touched upon the territory of Armenia today. "In 1918, the city of Iravan (now Yerevan) was given to the Armenians. That was a big mistake. The Iravan Khanate was Azerbaijani land and the Armenians were just guests living there," he said.
The Azerbaijani President voiced his opinion on the claims by international organizations regarding the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan, and called it unjust. "International organizations are using double standards in this connection. They should concentrate on accusing Armenia, which has violated the rights of more than 1mln people," he said.