U.S., New York, December 11 / Trend , K.Pashayeva/
Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC) expresses its severe disturbance with the decision of U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday to allocate $8 million in direct aid to the separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh, says a press-release of the organization.
In March 2009, the representatives of AAC and other Azeri-American organizations submitted witness testimonies to the U.S. Congress calling to stop the allocation of direct U.S. aid to Nagorno-Karabakh based on the fact that this unrecognized regime was established illegally, as a result of military occupation and ethnic cleansing.
Press release states that the position taken by the U.S. Congress contradicts the official position of the country expressed by the U.S. State Department, that is, recognizing the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
AAC called the U.S. lawmakers to take a more balanced position and to stop unfairly punishing Azerbaijan under the influence of ethnic lobbies.