U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez appealed to the head of the White House, calling for active support for Armenia.
“I urge the Biden administration to engage on this issue at the highest levels to make clear that Azerbaijan must respect Armenia’s sovereignty and that further threats and aggressions are simply unacceptable,” said Bob Menendez, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman.
‘Lurer’ had applied to the State Department regarding the advance of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Syunik. The US State Department referred to the tweet of Speaker Ned Price. The latter stated yesterday that they “are closely following reports of increased tensions along a non-demarcated portion of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.”
“We understand communication between the parties is ongoing and urge restraint in de-escalating the situation peacefully,” Ned Price twitted.
At the same time, in connection with the vandalism of the Armenian heritage of Shushi, the press service of the State Department stressed that they “continue to call upon all parties to respect their commitments and obligations under international law, including the protection of religious and cultural heritage sites.”
“We also urge that UNESCO observers, NGOs, and journalists be allowed access to the Nagorno-Karabakh region to conduct independent and impartial assessments of allegations of destruction and damage to religious and cultural sites,” Ned Price said.
After receiving the clarification, ‘Lurer’ contacted the US State Department again to clarify whether they can submit more targeted statements instead of appeals to both sides.