Anti-Azerbaijan amendment in US Congress is result of activity of Armenian lobby - US analyst

Anti-Azerbaijan amendment in US Congress is result of activity of Armenian lobby - US analyst

BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 1


The anti-Azerbaijan amendment in US Congress is the result of activity of Armenian lobby, US journalist and analyst Irina Tsukerman told Trend.

Tsukerman made the statement commenting on the Amendment of Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone passed by the US House of Representatives.

In her words, there are two factors here. First, there is the persistence of Armenian lobbyists who have continued their efforts including propaganda about the non-existent alleged "genocide" during the Second Karabakh War. "Not all members of the Congress are aware of the reality of what happened; effective lobbying with particular groups in Congress may push even people who were not previously anti-Azerbaijan to adopt that position," she noted.
Whatever the case may be, Tsukerman said, high level discussions with the Biden administration alone are not sufficient to ensure Azerbaijan's interests are met on all level.

"Baku should invest into building up relations with members of USG at all levels in order to show why continuous military aid to Azerbaijan is in the US best interests and to counter Armenian propaganda effectively," she added.

БАКУ /Trend/ - Антиазербайджанские поправки в Конгрессе США – результат упорства армянского лобби.

Об этом сказала Trend в воскресенье американский аналитик Ирина Цукерман, комментируя поправку проармянского конгрессмена Фрэнка Паллоне, принятую Палатой представителей США.

По ее словам, здесь есть два фактора: "Во-первых, это упорство армянских лоббистов, которые продолжали свои усилия, включая пропаганду несуществующего "геноцида" во время Второй карабахской войны. Не все члены Конгресса осознают, что произошло на самом деле; эффективное лоббирование с определенными группами в Конгрессе может подтолкнуть занять эту позицию даже людей, которые ранее не были против Азербайджана".

Как бы то ни было, отметила Цукерман, одних обсуждений на высоком уровне с администрацией Байдена недостаточно для того, чтобы гарантировать соблюдение интересов Азербайджана на всех уровнях.

"Баку должен эффективно противостоять армянской пропаганде и инвестировать в построение отношений с членами правительства США на всех уровнях, чтобы показать, почему непрерывная военная помощь Азербайджану отвечает интересам США", – сказала эксперт.

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