Return of occupied lands only solution to Karabakh – Azeri leader
20 Mar 04
The only solution to the Karabakh conflict is the return of all the
lands controlled by the Armenian side and Karabakh, after which the
sides can sit at a negotiating table, Azerbaijani President Ilham
Aliyev said in an interview with [Armenian] Noyan Tapan news agency,
Armenian Public TV has reported.
Commenting on the murder of an Armenian officer in Hungary by an
Azerbaijani serviceman, Ilham Aliyev noted that he was surprised at
the fuss raised over the incident: “I cannot understand how a one-off
incident can be turned into an international scandal, while Azerbaijan
is keeping quiet about the killing of its servicemen on the
Armenian-Azerbaijani border.” Aliyev Jr said that Armenian snipers
killed 20 Azerbaijani servicemen on the border in 2003.