While Armenians were celebrating New Year and Christmas, another Azerbaijani lie was dissolved. The Azeri ANS Press agency disseminated the details of the meeting of the Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh, and Georgian Patriarch Ilya II.
“Nagorno Karabakh has always belonged and will belong to Azerbaijan just like Abkhazia and South Ossetia have originally been Georgian lands,” the agency quoted Patriarch Ilya II as saying.
Within minutes the information was spread by Armenian media and in social networks. The Georgian Patriarchate rushed to refute the report. According to the Patriarchate, the words ascribed to Ilya II are completely false and do not correspond to reality.
Expert Alexander Manasyan says this is not something new and reminds about the Azerbaijani policy based on fabrication and distortion of reality.
“For years Azerbaijan has been doing its best to put an equality sign between the conflicts of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh,” Alexander Manasyan says and adds: “What have we done to make the Georgian people see and understand the reality?”