Jan 11 2021
Aliyev can intimidate only his own people with threats and 'iron fist' – Ara Abrahamyan
"Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev can intimidate only his own people with threats and his 'iron fist,' as we, Armenians, are not afraid," President of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan said, commenting on Ilham Aliyev's recent anti-Armenia speeches.
"It is ridiculous that he can intimidate Armenians with his 'iron fist' and aggressive behavior. His dictatorial traits and rhetoric are not interesting for us. However, Aliyev remains a source of major challeneges for the Azerbaijani people in the future. I am sincerely sorry for them, as not the people but the ruler should to be blamed, as he speaks of peace and prospects for living together and at the same time deliberately creates grounds for enmity and leads his people to a new war," Abrahamyan said.
He added that neither Erdogan, nor the spirit of butcher Enver whom Aliyev was appealing in a Baku square, may help him any more. In Abrahamyan's words, Armenians are one of the most integrated people with a long history of coexistence with different people, including islamic. "Yet with his belligerent rhetoric and actions, Aliyev, regretfully, leaves no place for trust," stressed Abrahamyan.