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Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry: Armenia’s obstructing opening of Zangezur corridor is completely groundless

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry: Armenia’s obstructing opening of Zangezur corridor is completely groundless

Baku, March 17, AZERTAC

“Presenting the facts of purposeful destruction of hundreds of our cities and villages, historical and religious monuments by Armenia during the 30-year occupation; the plundering of our natural resources; the disappearance of nearly 4,000 of our citizens and the discovery of mass graves; Armenia's continued mine threats; failure to completely remove the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan contrary to territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as commitments undertaken within the Trilateral Statement; obstructing the opening of the Zangezur corridor; ethnic cleansing against the Azerbaijani population in Armenia and the demand for the safe and dignified return of the Western Azerbaijan Community to their native lands, as a "territorial claim" and "preparation for aggression" against Armenia, is completely groundless,” said head of the Press Service Department of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Aykhan Hajizada as he commented on the fake and false statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia against Azerbaijan dated March 16, 2023.

“Similarly, for the Armenian side, which both during the Soviet Armenia period and since the 1990s purposefully changed thousands of Azerbaijani toponyms, destroyed traces of Azerbaijan on the territory of Armenia, demolished historical monuments, thereby carrying out “Armenization” of the historical lands of Azerbaijan, to present Azerbaijan's use of the term Western Azerbaijan Community as a violation of international law, is hypocrisy,” Hajizada emphasized.

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