On June 21, a member of the US House of Representatives, Frank Pallon, took part in a congressional hearing on the topic “Protecting the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.” In his speech, the congressman noted that a man-made crisis is taking place in the region, created by the Aliyev regime, which has severely worsened the quality of life of people living in Artsakh.
“Aliyev clearly carries out deliberate actions to deport and deprive the indigenous Armenian population living in Artsakh of the right to live on their land with dignity and democracy. Aliyev believes that he can ignore this problem and not open the Lachin corridor unless we do something to force him to do so,” Pallon said.
According to the congressman, Aliyev sends his ministers to negotiate with Armenia on demarcation work, but continues his deadly campaign to block the Lachin corridor and forcibly relocate the inhabitants of Artsakh.
“I believe that the United States should use all diplomatic means, including sanctions, to put some pressure on Aliyev. I think that our country plays a sufficient role in preventing this aggression and expansion. We talked about the influence of Russia and other countries, but I think that we are key in order to do something about this issue,” Pallon said.
Reminding that negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan will continue next week in Washington, he called on the presidential administration to take all possible measures to prevent attempts to dictate the terms of a peace treaty through Azerbaijan’s military behavior.