Azerbaijan protests against US aid to separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Elchin Mehdiyev- Trend:
Azerbaijan considers the United States a strategic partner, supported the country after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the issues related to Afghanistan, as well as other issues, political analyst Elman Nasirov said Feb.14.
He made the remarks in the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan during the hearings on the topic "Relations of Azerbaijan and the United States in the context of human rights, energy and security issues."
The political analyst went on to add that such actions should not be one-sided. He said that the US is the only country that supports the so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
Nasirov said according to Armenian media, the US has allocated $2 billion to Armenia. Also, this country opened representative offices of the separatist regime, he said.
If the US doesn't change its policy in this issue, the entire responsibility for the consequences will fall on it, according to Nasirov.
The MP Chingiz Ganizade said in turn that two hearings on Azerbaijan during the month were held in the US, during which certain claims on human rights issues in Azerbaijan were put forward.
In order to understand how objective these statements were, it is necessary to pay attention to the composition of participants of the hearings, according to him.
Representatives of the Armenian lobby, pro-Armenian forces, NGO associated with the radical opposition of Azerbaijan participated in these events, he said.
Ganizade said that since gaining its independence, Azerbaijan highlighted the national interests, and in connection with this fact, a number of states exert pressure on the country by the application of double standards.
MP Asim Mollazade said at the hearings that the activity of the Armenian Diaspora is also detrimental to the security of the United States itself.
He said that the Armenian lobby stands behind the anti-Azerbaijani policy in the US.
Also during his speech, the MP noted the importance of holding such hearings, which is the result of parliamentary traditions development in the country.
MP Fazail Agamaly said at the hearings that Azerbaijan continues to follow the path of democracy being guided by international, European values and human rights. This is the path followed by all progressive mankind in recent years, he said, stressing that he considers position of the US biased in this direction.
He urged the United States not to follow the interests of the Armenians in its policy.