President Ilham Aliyev: If Armenian leadership had listened to my words, there would have been no need for Second Garabagh War

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

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# 08 November 2023 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

“The mediators who were involved in resolving the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict actually tried to freeze the situation. They believed that the people of Azerbaijan would come to terms with this situation. However, the people of Azerbaijan were never going to accept this situation. I have stated many times from different platforms that we will not accept this situation, we will not allow for a second Armenian state to be created on Azerbaijani lands, and if the negotiations end without results, we will use force to liberate our native lands from the invaders on the battlefield on the basis of international law,” President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a speech at a military parade held in the city of Khankendi on the occasion of November 8 – Victory Day, APA reports.

The head of state noted, “If the Armenian leadership and certain foreign forces standing behind it back then and today had listened to my words, there would have been no need for the Second Garabagh War. I have repeatedly told the leadership of Armenia that if you do not vacate our lands, you will face us on the battlefield. Whoever stands behind you, it cannot turn us away from our just cause. The 44-day Patriotic War showed this once again.”