No-one Will Benefit from Presenting Ultimatums to Azerbaijan - President
Azerbaijan, Khanlar, 4 March / Trend corr A. Ismayilova/ No-one will benefit from presenting Azerbaijan with ultimatums, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said when meeting with the local population on 4 March in the Azerbaijani Khanlar region
Speaking on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the President noted that the country's military potential is increasing and that would have an impact on settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "The invading country now realizes that Azerbaijan is not a country that one can occupy," President Aliyev said.
The President said that the on-going conflict is a result of Azerbaijan's principled stand based on international standards. "The separatist forces will not achieve any compromise. We will not let Nagorno-Karabakh be separated from Azerbaijan," he said.
"The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be settled by Azerbaijan observing its territorial integrity. Azerbaijan will continue negotiations in order to settle the conflict in a peaceful manner, but simultaneously strengthening its army," the President said.
"Several international organizations have criticized us for strengthening our army. That is our personal issue. When we were weak, no-one extended a helping hand to us," Ilham Aliyev said.