Anti-Azerbaijani sentiment of US political elite has deep roots
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 20
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The anti-Azerbaijani sentiment among the US political elite has deep roots.
Let's recall that the current US secretary of state, John Kerry, signed an appeal when he was serving as a senator, in which he urged "to break the economic blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia", stressing the need for "reuniting the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia" and accused the Azerbaijani authorities that they "succeeded in infringement of the cultural rights of the region's inhabitants."
Has Kerry changed his attitude to Azerbaijan? Rather no, than yes. Only this can explain Washington's current attitude to Baku.
The pro-Armenian Western politicians today do not care about the domestic political situation and democratic values in Azerbaijan, and they do not wish any good to the people of Azerbaijan.
They are worried about strengthening of Azerbaijan and the deplorable situation in Armenia on the backdrop of this. The main purpose of these politicians is to weaken a country, which is getting closer and closer every day to the liberation of its historical lands.
It should be expected that the pressure on Baku will increase.
The pressure on Azerbaijan will be greater with the country's growing importance in the region, its development, and strengthening of its political influence and economy.
However, it is necessary to bear in mind that the Azerbaijanis are united in their goal to liberate the occupied territories.
Today, Azerbaijan honored the victims of January 20 tragedy, the people who were killed in the suppression of large-scale rallies against Armenia's aggressive actions and its territorial claims against Azerbaijan, the patronage provided to Armenia by the leadership of the USSR.
The death of innocent people is a great tragedy. However, January 20, 1990 is a heroic page in the history of the struggle for independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
A nation, which paid such a price for independence, will not follow those, who want to deprive it of these gains, turn this nation into a vassal, and force this nation to carry out its domestic and foreign policy in accordance with its interests.
Others haven't been able to do so, and the western allies of Armenia, including those in the US, will fail as well.