"We have full advantage, are dealing crushing blows to the enemy and giving adequate responses to all of the enemy’s provocations." President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socioeconomic development in nine months of 2015 and objectives for the future.
According to the Azerbaijani President, yet another enemy provocation was foiled last month: "A major provocation was prepared against us and many saboteurs were mobilized for an attack on Azerbaijani positions. Our army stopped that provocation. As a result of a pre-emptive strike, the enemy suffered heavy damage and many of the invaders were eliminated. Of course, the Armenian side, as always, immediately raised a hue and cry. But there arises a natural question: on what territory were the occupiers killed? In Armenia? No, they were on our lands, on occupied lands. The question is what they were doing there? In fact, the vast majority of the people killed there were citizens of Armenia, not even the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh. In other words, the Armenian army conducts an aggressive policy on our lands. This is as clear as day. Unfortunately, the international community and mediators do not want to see that. They fail to send serious messages to the invader. This is why they have got out of hand and resort to various provocations against us. But their provocations fail time and time again. Just like in November of last year when a helicopter that attacked our positions was destroyed. In September this year, they also suffered heavy losses. And we will punish them every time." added President.
The head of state stressed that we must and we will restore our territorial integrity. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved on the principles of international law. The territorial integrity of our country is no less important than the territorial integrity of any other country. The issue must be resolved within the framework of international law and the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. We are strengthening our economy and building up our army. We will take the necessary action at any time.
"The Armenian dictator is even making statements that completely contradict the official position of Armenia. He declares that Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part of Armenia. First, Nagorno-Karabakh is historical and native Azerbaijani land and an integral part of Azerbaijan from the standpoint of international law. This is recognized by the entire world community and the United Nations, and no country considers Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Armenia, does not accept and never will accept it as an independent entity. Therefore, this strange and irrelevant statement, to say the least, was apparently made in a very tense psychological state. It exposes Armenia as an occupier and disgraces its leaders. Everyone should be responsible for what he says today, especially someone holding a high public office. But one can hardly expect anything more from the junta, because the current Armenian government consists of war criminals who committed the Khojaly genocide, those who were heavily involved in the policy of ethnic cleansing carried out against the civilian population during the occupation of Azerbaijani lands. It is impossible to expect anything more from them. However, it is also true that the ruling Armenian regime and dictatorship has become a threat to the Armenian people proper. The Armenian people can no longer stand it either. They are fed up with this criminal and corrupt regime. There is a huge resettlement from Armenia. So much so that they are seeking salvation in Azerbaijan. They are coming to Azerbaijan. Look at how the regime has got out of hand, at what dirty deeds it is committing against its own people. Even today, people migrate from Armenia to Azerbaijan and live peacefully here. There can be no confrontation, no misunderstandings on ethnic or sectarian grounds in Azerbaijan." noted Mr President.