/PanARMENIAN.Net/ «Azerbaijan is very strong and Armenia will lose ground at its pressure. However, we do not want a war, as a large number of people will die. I believe that we will return our lands sooner or later. Let no one doubt it,» Azeri President Ilham Aliyev stated in an interview with the Hurriyet Turkish newspaper, published September 2. «Each Azerbaijani fully believes that a day will come when the occupied lands are liberated and the banner of Azerbaijan is again flutter over Karabakh,» I. Aliyev underscored, also commenting on the outcomes of the Kazan meeting with Armenian President Robert Kocharian. «There are no results yet. Armenian expect for us to give them independence. However, this is not possible. Preserving the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is priority to us. I told Kocharian we are ready to guarantee the security of the Armenian community of Karabakh. I emphasized Baku will not allow the community to face any danger,» I. Aliyev said, adding, «However they [Armed Forces of Armenia] do not wish to liberate our lands.» Simultaneously I. Aliyev noted that in the course of the latest telephone conversation US State Secretary Condoleezza Rice stated Washington wishes for the parties to come to a resolution of the conflict. «I do not understand why Armenia being an invader country is not punished, though I understand that the Armenian lobby is strong. The current situation is utterly unfair,» I. Aliyev said. He noted that he felt some mitigation of R. Kocharian’s position after that conversation, however it was not sufficient to solve the problem. «We made all possible steps. However, Armenia does not pay attention to the opinion of the international community. Over 1 million of Azeri citizens are left without a roof over their heads. The West is for soonest settlement. «We will do everything possible to that end. Then we will sit down and think,» I. Aliyev summed up, reported Trend Azeri agency.