American Diplomat Says U.S. Government Has Nothing to Do with Activity of American Private Companies Operating in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr. A. Ismayilova/ Jonathan Hanick, the Head of the Public Relations department of the U. S. Embassy to Azerbaijan, has stated today that the U. S. Government has nothing to do with the individual and private activity of its citizens and private companies. The American diplomat made this comment after the recent information concerning an American private company allegedly preparing a general plan of the Ancient Azerbaijani Town of Shusha occupied by Armenians on May 8, 1992.
Mr. Hanick noted that the American position in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue has remained unchanged. Being one of the Chair states of the OSCE Minsk Group, USA adheres to the peaceful negotiation of this conflict and ready to eliminate all obstacles and barriers that are in the way. At the same time, the American diplomat noted that the U. S. State Department had informed all its citizens that a part of the Azerbaijani territory had been occupied. The American Government therefore does not bear the responsibility for the possible activity of some companies," admitted Mr. Hanick. He noted that the information concerning the activity of an American private company on Armenia's occupied territory of Azerbaijan, which was recently broadcast by Armenian media sources, was clarified. According to the Press Service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Office, due to this fact, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has given a commission to our Diplomatic Representative Office to U.S.A. to investigate matters.
Notably, according to the information by Armenian Agency, "PanArmenian", the video projection of a new general plan, as well as its presentation is expected to be held on the Fortress wall of the Town of Shusha on 8 May, 2007. The new plan of the Town has been projected by specialists of SEMA Associates of U. S. A. Other video material of the Fund is also expected to be projected on the Shusha Fortress wall.