Perspectives of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations were discussed
An online event dedicated to human rights, competition and future relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia in modern times was organized by The National Interest Foundation TV, which operates in the United States.
The panel discussion was attended by Ahmed Obali, head of Gunaz TV operating in Illinois, Yusuf Erim, an analyst at TRT World, Hamdi Rifai, executive director of the United Syrians and Americans Council, a foreign policy analyst and legal adviser.
The moderator of the meeting, Khaled Saffuri, said that during his visit to Azerbaijan in 1995, he visited the regions near Nagorno-Karabakh. He noted that during that period, he witnessed the exile of ethnic Azerbaijanis from their homes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 adjacent districts and their placement in refugee camps. Stressing that conflicts affect human life and way of life, the moderator stressed the importance of all wars to result in peace.
Speaking at the event, Ahmad Obali gave detailed information about the history of the planned resettlement of Armenians from Iran, Turkey and other territories to the South Caucasus and settlement in Azerbaijan by Tsarist Russia. He noted that the main purpose of the Armenian aggression was to establish and expand the Armenian state at the expense of historical and ancient Azerbaijani lands by pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing, genocide, deportation and terrorism against Azerbaijanis. It was stressed that the supporters also played an important role in the realization of the insidious intentions of the Armenians.
Attention was drawn to the fact that on July 12, 2020, the Armenian armed forces attempted to seize our positions in the direction of Tovuz region, which is not part of Nagorno-Karabakh, and where Azerbaijan has geopolitically and economically important energy and communication lines, on September 27, 2020, Armenia carried out a large-scale attack on the entire front led to the beginning of a 44-day war, which ended with the defeat and destruction of the Armenian army.
Yusuf Erim, an analyst at TRT World, and Hamdi Rifai, a foreign policy analyst and legal adviser, also spoke about Armenia's occupation policy, noting that Armenians spread false information in the world. They said that all this serves to confuse the international community and divert people from the truth.