The President of Nagorno-Karabakh Arayik Harutyunyan has warned that Azerbaijan wants to abandon the November 9, 2020 trilateral statement signed by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.
President Harutyunyan noted that Azerbaijan, taking advantage of Russia’s situation at war with Ukraine, tried to force Nagorno-Karabakh to give up the rights given to it by the November 9 statement and enter into dialogue with its proposed agenda.
"Azerbaijan wants to abandon the trilateral statement and continue the war. This is already war, this is the continuation of the war, the aim of which is to turn Nagorno-Karabakh into a concentration camp through the siege, and then carry out genocide," Harutyunyan said in an interview with the local public television.
According to the President of Nagorno-Karabakh, one of the goals of Azerbaijan's genocidal policy in Nagorno-Karabakh is to put pressure on Armenia to have more favorable conditions for a road through Syunik.
Harutyunyan warned of Azerbaijan’s aspirations by quoting Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s December 2021 remarks made before a meeting with Armenian PM Pashinyan and the European Council President Michel, when he claimed that the "Zangezur Corridor should work within the logic of Lachin Corridor.”
“Of course, in the beginning, we did not pay attention to it, we thought that it was a statement to put pressure on Armenian authorities, but later on, Azerbaijan emphasized it in its policy. I can also announce today that Azerbaijan continues its pressure to coerce the maximum. We must record that Azerbaijan wants to keep the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh hostage in some sense and to commit genocide in parallel, putting pressure on Armenia in terms of having a more privileged version of the Zangezur road,” Harutyunyan stated.
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