Lawmakers introduce resolution condemning Azerbaijan, Turkey for conflict with Armenia

Congressional lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Azerbaijan for an outbreak of violence versus Armenia in the contested spot of Nagorno-Karabakh, and contacting out Turkey for interfering in the conflict.

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The resolution condemns Azerbaijan for instigating preventing that broke out on the border with the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an spot that falls in sovereign Azerbaijan but is managed by ethnic Armenians.

The previous Soviet Union countries have long gone through episodes of devastating violence on both sides, with massacres and forced displacement that underscore the hostilities using put right now.

The territory since 1994 has been below a fragile ceasefire and stalled peace procedure mediated by the United States, Russia and France — collectively regarded as the Minsk Group.

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But battling in the territory has escalated outside the house of the borders into Armenia and Azerbaijan in virtually a 7 days of hostilities, where the use of major military services weapons, together with tanks, artillery and airstrikes, has resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds wounded, together with civilians.

Congressional lawmakers identified as out Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev for “increasingly intense rhetoric and destabilizing actions,” and cited studies in The Guardian that Baku’s assault on Nagorno-Karabakh may possibly be “part of an structured armed service procedure.”

The lawmakers’ resolution echoes phone calls by the international community for both of those sides to notice a ceasefire and return to negotiations below the Minsk Team.

They also condemn Turkey’s interference in the battling, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – who’s pledged guidance for Azerbaijan – reportedly sending fighters to Baku and deploying F-16 fighter jets that shot down an Armenian drone, according to Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The language in the resolution is more powerful than statements issued by Trump administration officials and Senate Republicans, who have refrained from contacting out Turkey for its position in the conflict and have in its place warned from “external parties” and “regional powers” exacerbating the conflict.

Democrats in the two the Dwelling and Senate have issued statements calling for the White Dwelling to halt army gross sales to Azerbaijan and condemn Turkey for its interference.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also referred to as on the White House to condemn Turkey’s involvement.

The resolution was welcomed by the Armenian Assembly of The us for condemning Azerbaijan and denouncing Turkey’s position in the conflict.

“This resolution sends a strong information to Turkey and Azerbaijan to stop its hostile actions instantly. We urge its instant passage,” explained Assembly Govt Director Bryan Ardouny.