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I don't want to comment on the president of Azerbaijan; we say a lot of things here as well. Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Armenia, Alen Simonyan, told this to reporters in the NA Tuesday, when asked how he interprets Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s statement: "We said, and the enemy Armenia returned the four villages of [Azerbaijan’s] Kazakh [region] at our request. That's how it will be from now on."

"It's intended for the domestic audience [of Azerbaijan]. Nonetheless, we raise this matter during meetings, and it is always surprising and unacceptable for us that a different vocabulary can be used during negotiations, and another in public. I can give my example that when I negotiate with my Azerbaijani colleague, there is an impression from the other side that it is a very long-awaited, very friendly meeting. There is another discourse, that's why we say that that speech of hatred should be reduced, that rhetoric should be removed because it does not match the real negotiations," said Simonyan.

And to the question as to what guarantee there is that Aliyev, who says one thing in one place and another in another, will go to peace and not deceive Armenia, the NA speaker responded: "It's natural, there's always that logic of deceiving in relation to anyone, but you have to take the necessary steps to know that you reduce that possibility. The peace treaty, the clear border [between Armenia and Azerbaijan] is the most reducing thing that there can be. We say we are creating a fortified line. But who can say that this line can be 100 percent protected? But we still create it, and it is the most important action. Having a border now, the peace treaty is a firmer and stronger argument than the fortified line that the state should do. That's why, along with all that, we are engaged in strengthening the army."

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