The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

President Ilham Aliyev: "Azerbaijan will never agree to independence of Nagorno-Karabakh"

President Ilham Aliyev:


“Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be restored, Armenian occupying forces must be withdrawn from the occupied territories, and Azerbaijanis should have the right to return the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including Nagorno-Karabakh. After that, there will be a peace in the region,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his interview to Al Jazeera TV, APA reports.

The Head of State noted that any solution without Azerbaijan's territorial integrity is unacceptable: “Azerbaijan will never agree to independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. I would like to add that no country in the world, including Armenia, which committed genocide against Azerbaijanis, does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country. Furthermore, Armenian destroyed our entire historical monuments, museums, mosques. Today, destructions of Aghdam and Shusha mosques are clear evidences of the Armenian atrocities. It is not only against the historical heritage of Azerbaijan and at the same time, against Islamic values and the historical heritage of Islam. Therefore, Armenia's efforts aimed at strengthening or normalizing relations with some Muslim countries are surprising sometimes.

President Ilham Aliyev noted that resolutions of the OIC, which recognize Armenia as an agressor clearly, should be the key message for all Muslim countries, which intend to develop relations with Armenia.