No Pipeline for Armenia
"The idea that we should negotiate pipeline routes through Armenia in exchange for Armenia militarily freeing our territories is simply not a wise strategy. I'm against it."
Ilham Aliyev, VP-Foreign
Economic Relations of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan
Republic) and son of the President of Azerbaijan, in an interview
with "Azerbaijan International" in Baku.
The True Victims of
War - Azerbaijan
"Azeris want to know why the Armenian lobby is so influential. What is the U.S. Congress afraid of? Is this lobby stronger than justice or truth or even elementary logic? Is it more important than future gigantic joint projects between Azerbaijan and the United States?
"If we consider the consequences of this war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, it is obvious that Azerbaijan, not Armenia, is the victim of this war. Nearly 20 percent of our land, not theirs, is being occupied by foreign troops. Six of our regions, not theirs, outside of Nagorno-Karabakh are under occupation. Nearly one million of our people, not theirs, live as refugees. And our historical heritage, our buildings, our homes, our schools, our mosques, our cemeteries and the graves of our ancestors, not theirs, are the ones being destroyed by vandals."
Executive Vice President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan
in Washington, D.C., speaking at a luncheon at the Washington
Institute for Near Eastern Policy on November 17, 1998.