Following the news of the President of Azerbaijan's refusal to attend the October 5 meeting in Granada, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a response to the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement regarding the unlawful detentions of former high-ranking officials from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, including three former presidents.
In their official statement, distributed to the media, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlined that the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement "demonstrates Armenia's unwillingness to abandon its aggressive stance."
"Armenia, by persistently advancing unfounded legal claims, makes it evident that it lacks interest in the peaceful resolution of issues and the normalization of relations with Azerbaijan. The Foreign Ministry stressed that Armenia's actions pose a threat to regional peace and security," the statement says, according to the media.
It's worth recalling that previous aggressive actions against Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and Armenia have typically commenced with similar baseless claims and accusations. Hence, Baku appears to be attempting to construct an erroneous narrative to support its aggressive actions.