From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the opening of a new settlement built for internally displaced persons within the framework of his visit to Goranboy district

20 November 2009

Everyone knows very well that today’s Armenia was created in the ancient lands of Azerbaijan. Iravan khanate, Zangezur district – all these are the lands of Azerbaijan. In 1918, Iravan was donated to Armenia. Not even 100 years have passed since that date, and they have new territorial claims against us. Armenian state was created on the lands of Azerbaijan.