GIVING INDEPENDENCE STATUS TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH IS IMPOSSIBLE - AZERI PRESIDENT
Author: E.Huseynov

TREND Information, Azerbaijan
Nov 23 2006

Giving independence status to Nagorno-Karabakh is impossible, the
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated in an interview with the
Abu Dhabi television,Trend reports.

"Armenia wants independence for Nagorno-Karabakh. It is impossible.

Azerbaijan will never accept it. We may present autonomy status to
them," the President said.

Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan tries to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict peacefully. "If the Armenians want to achieve the solution
of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and live in safe environment, then
they should fulfill 4 Resolutions of the U.N. Security Council,"
Aliyev said.

We support the peaceful solution of the conflict, Aliyev said, adding
that at the same time, "Azerbaijan established strong economy, army
and should be ready to release the occupied lands. It is our legal
right", Mr. President Said.