ANY POLITICAL, OR ECONOMIC INITIATIVE BY U.S. ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH SHOULD BE DEVELOPED WITH CONSIDERATION OF AZERBAIJANвЂ™S INTERESTS, AZERI AMB TO US DEMANDS
Hafiz Pashayev, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Washington, sent a letter to the U.S. Congress with request to resist the falsified statement by co-chairs of the commission on Armenian issues, Frank Pallone, a Congressman from New Jersey St. and Jho Nollenberg, a Congressman from Michigan St, Trend reports.
Pro-Armenian co-chairs of the U.S. Congress Commission target to collect maximal amount of congressmen and send to President George W.Bush with request to increase assistance to puppet regime of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The appeal by Pallone and Nollenberg to Congressmen distorts facts in the region and positions of the international community on the definition of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, the letter says.
Nagorno-Karabakh was never independent and did not enter the composition of Armenia, the letter underlines. It part of Azerbaijan and the fact was confirmed by the UN and different international organizations.
вЂњBasing on the above said, it is worth to note that any political of economic initiatives by the United States on Nagorno-Karabakh should be based on legal, political and economic,вЂќ Pashayev stresses in his letter.
The letter addressed to Presidents presents full information o the facts of occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 districts attached to it by Armenia, which resulted in formation of over 1 million refugees and IDPs.
After the implementation of ethnic cleansing in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia started a campaign on democratization through holding several elections campaign. However, the data were not recognized by international community.
The United States recognized the elections held in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan as вЂ�illegal and impediment on the activities of the OSCE Minsk GroupвЂ™.
The letter notes that Armenia did not fulfill the rules of the UN Security Council on unconditional withdrawal of the troops from the occupied territory of Azerbaijan.
Though Russia acted as a mediator in signing of a ceasefire regime in 1994 military support of Russia to Armenia, including illegal delivery of arms worth billions of dollars assisted Armenia in holding occupation policy in regard to Azerbaijan.
The Ambassador called the congressmen to respect the official position of the White House on the recРѕgnition of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
В"Such initiative by Pallone-Nollenberg is unacceptable in the period when peaceable talks continue between Armenia and Azerbaijan,вЂњ the statement reads.