Presenter of the BBC's HARDtalk news program Letter to Mr.Stephen John Sackur.

Mr. Stephen John Sackur, l am Asaf Askarov. I live in Germany. I thank you on my own behalf and on behalf of the Azerbaijani nation. You are the only journalist and well-known person who asked the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan truths and the questions that are of interest to the Azerbaijani nation. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, who was helpless in the face of your questions, gave an answer that belonged to the Armenians. This was understandable.
Mr. Stephen John Sackur, that was one of the questions you asked. In the 1990s, the Armenian armed forces had committed great violence, war crimes in Nagorno-Karabakh. Many independent observers have reported on this. Are you ready to accept what happened and apologize? Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tried to avoid the question.
You asked for the second time. My question is very simple. Are you ready to apologize for the barbarian actions of the Armenian army? yes or no?
You have said that you will not apologize openly.
Mr. Stephen John Sackur
You are right, Armenia has built 3 roads from Nagorno-Karabakh, the territory of Azerbaijan, to Armenia. Yes, this is proof of occupation.
At the inauguration of the self-proclaimed fictional President of Nagorno-Karabakh in August, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Nagorno-Karabakh belonged to Armenia. He had also sent his son to the military service in Nagorno-Karabakh. Yes, why should a person who wants peace do such a provocation?
There are 4 resolutions of the UN Security Council on Nagorno-Karabakh. But, unfortunately, the occupying Armenia is not only withdrawing from Nagorno-Karabakh, but also making new territorial claims. For example, on June 12, Armenia attacked in the direction of Tovuz and wanted to take possession of a gas and oil pipeline exported to Europe.
Mr. Stephen John Sackur, from time to time the lands of the Azerbaijani nation have been treacherously occupied
by Armenia.
We showed our hospitality and embraced the Armenians in our lands. Beginning in the 18th century, Armenians were relocated to Azerbaijani territories to establish a state for Armenians in the South Caucasus. Zangazur district, Koycha district, Iravan khanate, which belongs to Azerbaijan, were chosen as the current (Yerevan) capital. More than 60,000 square kilometers of our historical lands were forcibly given to Armenia with the help of Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union.
Mr. Stephen John Sackur
You did a very sacred deed. You asked the Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan to apologize for the genocide committed by Armenian terrorists in Khojaly and other parts of Karabakh.
You have done a holy deed in front of the souls of innocent people, children, women, the elderly, who have been killed. The souls of innocent people are now at peace. These innocent people can now sleep comfortably under the ground, because there is a real man, Mr. Stephen John Sackur, who defended their unjust shedded blood and asked the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nicole Pasinyan, those who shed this blood. You are the only public and political figure that you said this to the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in 30 years.
I bow to you. You made history in a 30-minute programs. International organizations and great states have not been able to tell the truth for 30 years. Armenians are the only savage nations that they had committed a atrocity called Khojaly in front of the eyes of the world, regardless of whether they were children or adults. On behalf of myself and the people of Azerbaijan, I thank you once again for conveying the truth to the world community. We will never forget this goodness, this truth till the end of our lives.