The Azerbaijani president on Tuesday said his country has expelled Armenia from the Azerbaijani lands, created a new reality, and that everyone should acknowledge this.
“We have expelled the enemy from our land and created a new reality. Everyone should acknowledge this reality,” Ilham Aliyev said, addressing the nation.
People living in Nagorno-Karabakh today are Azerbaijani citizens, they will see that their lives will now be better in the state of Azerbaijan, Aliyev stressed.
On a so-called French resolution on Karabakh, Aliyev said France, “if they want it so much”, can give their southern Marseille region to Armenians to establish a state.
On Nov. 23, the French Senate adopted a resolution, calling for the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as “a republic”.
Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, is a territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan.
It was occupied by Armenia in 1991 and has since caused a deep rift with neighboring Azerbaijan.
New clashes in the territory erupted on Sept. 27 and ended with a Russian-brokered truce six weeks later.
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