Official Washington's strategic policy has certain inconsistency and bias that greatly damages U.S global democratic image, the Center for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President head Elkhan Nuriyev said commenting on the media's information on the allocation of financial assistance by the U.S. Congress to Nagorno-Karabakh for 2010.
He said that speaking about democracy in the XXI century, it is impossible to carry out the practice of double standards, including one standard for small countries, and another - for the major powers. "Financial assistance rendered by the U.S. Congress to Nagorno-Karabakh and CIA's recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh's illegal authorities as separatists (see the official website of the CIA) are two opposing factors. They note the existence of elements of inconsistency and bias in U.S. policy on the problem of settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ", Nuriyev said.
The Center for Strategic Studies head said that in terms of real significance of democracy, one-sided approach to render financial assistance (in the context of the lack of rendering similar assistance to the Azerbaijani community) actually means about violation of democratic norms and principles of the United States. "Taking into account the negative impact of certain political and lobby circles of the United States, the apparent presence and even strengthening elements of bias in the strategic policy of official Washington seriously undermine the democratic image of the United States in the global arena," Nuriyev said.