From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

24 June 2014

…Armenians are self-determined. They have an Armenian state, which was created on historically Azerbaijani lands. Perhaps many members of the Assembly do not know – the Armenian delegation knows – that one of the first decrees of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, which was created as a result of the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1918, made Iravan the capital of the Armenian state. Armenians already have a state.