Azerbaijani president: Are we supposed to negotiate with Armenian executioners?
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5
Attempts to change the format of talks, the words that “Azerbaijan must negotiate with the so-called puppet junta" completely contradict the negotiations, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his address to the people, Trend reports.
“Did he [Nikol Pashinyan] get an adequate response? I have repeatedly told Minsk Group co-chairs, the co-chairs' ambassadors, other international organizations and the European Union to influence Armenia, to impose sanctions and put pressure on it. This can’t be allowed to happen. If there is no strong pressure, Armenia will become even more impudent, even more impertinent and start making new claims. They did not listen to me,” the head of state said.
“I wanted this issue to be resolved peacefully. They did not listen to me. Did they think that the Azerbaijani people and I, the President of Azerbaijan, would put up with this situation?! They thought that our holy city of Shusha would be trampled by the Armenians and I would put up with that?! Are we supposed to negotiate with the Armenian executioners who have dealt a blow to the history of the Azerbaijani people? The people of Azerbaijan were insulted when the head of the so-called regime held a “swearing-in ceremony” in Shusha. Let’s see now where he will hold the swearing-in ceremony now, a funeral ceremony will be held! He has now run away and went into hiding like a rat. Come on out!” Azerbaijani president said.