BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
Azerbaijan has always treated the OSCE MG co-chairs equally, and I have repeatedly said in my speeches that Azerbaijan has different relations with each country, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his interview to TRT Haber (News) TV channel, Trend reports.
“Of course, the level of these relations is different. At the same time, we do not separate these countries on this issue, and I must say that these countries were united throughout the whole process until recently. They were neutral, that is, they did not take sides. However, we knew that there was probably some bias in their hearts. This is natural. But they never showed on an official level or in contacts with us,” the head of state said.
Answering the question “You urged French President Macron to apologize?” the head of state said: “Yes, of course, because he accused us. He threw things at us that were not true. This is unacceptable for our country.”
“He said that Azerbaijan, together with Turkey, brought terrorists to the region. His said this in a statement. He also said that “Azerbaijan wants to conquer Nagorno-Karabakh and we will not allow that”. Nagorno-Karabakh is our land. Can a state conquer its own lands? In other words, doesn’t the co-chair country know that the Armenians have illegally settled in these lands and destroyed all our historical sites, mosques, graves and razed our houses to the ground? Look at the images of Aghdam and Fuzuli. They keep pigs and cows in our half-destroyed mosques. This is an insult to all Muslims. Don't they see it? Therefore, the words “Azerbaijan wants to conquer Nagorno-Karabakh and we will not allow that” are unacceptable. This is why France is already excluding itself from this equal trio, and we cannot remain silent about it,” the head of state said.