U.S. Congress's decision can cause problems inside country: head of Azerbaijan's Irali public union
Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 December / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
According to the head of Azerbaijan's Irali Public Union, the decision of the U.S. Congress to provide assistance to the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh can cause problems within this country.
"A large Mexican community lives in such U.S. states as California, Texas. If the
Mexicans occupy California and announce it the second Mexican state and if any state helps this separatist regime, the U.S. attitude towards this would naturally be negative. It is important for the U.S. government to understand the inconsistency of providing assistance to the Armenian separatists with the international law," the head of Irali Public Union ("Forward") Jeyhun Osmanli told Trend .
On Dec. 8, a joint conference between the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives adopted a bill on U.S. 2010 budget.
According to Osmanli, the union has already sent a statement of protest to the
U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.
"Currently, we collect the addresses of each member of the House of Representatives. Our statement will be sent to each of them individually. Our next steps will depend on the reaction to these statements," said the head of the union.
He said that if the United States, as a country that promotes international law in the world, violates its own rules, then they discredit themselves firstly.
If the U.S. is doing this in order to withdraw
Armenia from Russia's influence, they must do it, taking into account the threat of losing Azerbaijan as a strategic partner.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenian has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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