Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry expressed deep regret over the “unacceptable” statements of the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi during a visit to Armenia, they were called “groundless and unfair”. They believe that Pelosi’s statements distort the situation in the region.
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The Foreign Ministry called the incident on the night of September 12-13 a “large-scale military provocation” by Armenia against Azerbaijan, and this “provocation” was prevented by the Azerbaijani military.
Now, according to the Azerbaijani side, the ceasefire is being observed and the escalation of the situation has been prevented. Baku placed all responsibility for the aggravation of the situation in the region on the military-political leadership of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry called Pelosi a “pro-Armenian politician” and suggested that she uses this visit “for her domestic political agenda and to gain support from the Armenian lobbying circles in the United States.”
“We emphasize with regret that N. Pelosi, speaking of justice, has not shown any position regarding the policy of aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, the occupation of the territory of Azerbaijan for almost 30 years, the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis and other similar serious crimes for which she is responsible Armenia,” the statement said.
Pelosi’s statement at the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry was called “a serious blow to efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.”
- Around midnight on September 13, 2022, an escalation took place on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which the parties blame each other.
- On September 14, Armenia turned to Russia and the CSTO with a request for military assistance provided for by the treaty, but was actually refused.
- Pelosi said in Yerevan today that the United States supports the territorial integrity of Armenia and condemns the “deadly attacks of Azerbaijan” on this country, considering them attacks on the sovereignty of Armenia.
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