World NewsAzerbaijan dismisses Nancy Pelosi as 'Armenian propaganda' after she condemns Azeri attacks

Azerbaijan dismisses Nancy Pelosi as ‘Armenian propaganda’ after she condemns Azeri attacks

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Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Azerbaijan’s assaults on Armenia as “unlawful” throughout a Sunday press convention alongside Armenian officers.

Pelosi led a Congressional delegation to the area this weekend, days after roughly 200 troops had been killed in clashes between the 2 nations. The battle facilities across the Nagorno-Karabakh area, which is ethnically Armenian however legally belongs to Azerbaijan, a state of affairs that has resulted in many years of violence.

Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a ceasefire days earlier than Pelosi’s arrival.

“Our assembly, once more, had a selected significance to us due to the give attention to safety following the unlawful and lethal assaults by Azerbaijan on the Armenian territory,” Pelosi mentioned Sunday.

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U.S. congressional delegation led by Speaker of the U.S. Home Nancy Pelosi arrives in Yerevan for her first go to to Armenia, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. 
(U.S. Embassy in Armenia)

“We strongly condemn these assaults, we in our delegation on behalf of Congress, which threatens prospects for a much-needed peace settlement,” she added, saying the battle “was initiated by the Azeris, and there must be recognition of that.”

Pelosi’s delegation contains Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Frank Pallone Jr. ,D-NJ. Their journey was deliberate previous to the assaults. Speier and Eshoo are each Armenian American.

Russian officers tried to barter a ceasefire between the 2 nations early final week, however the settlement was damaged in lower than a day.

Russia sought to take the lead in peacekeeping efforts because of the proximity of the battle to its borders.

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In this image taken from a YouTube footage released by Armenian Defense Ministry on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, shows Azerbaijanian servicemen crossing the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and approaching the Armenian positions. Armenia's prime minister says that 49 soldiers have been killed in nighttime attacks by Azerbaijan. (Armenian Defense Ministry via AP)

On this picture taken from a YouTube footage launched by Armenian Protection Ministry on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, exhibits Azerbaijanian servicemen crossing the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and approaching the Armenian positions. Armenia’s prime minister says that 49 troopers have been killed in nighttime assaults by Azerbaijan. (Armenian Protection Ministry by way of AP)
(Armenian Protection Ministry by way of AP)

“It’s troublesome to overestimate the position of the Russian Federation, the position of Putin personally,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov instructed reporters final week, in response to Reuters. “The president naturally is making each effort to assist de-escalate tensions on the border.”

Pelosi’ assertion in Armenia is more likely to be taken as a rebuke of Russia’s ongoing efforts.

The Azeri authorities hit again at Pelosi’s condemnation on Sunday, brushing it off as “Armenian propaganda.”

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“The unsubstantiated and unfair accusations levelled by Pelosi in opposition to Azerbaijan are unacceptable,” the Azeri international ministry mentioned in a press release, in response to Reuters.

“It is a critical blow to the efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the assertion continued.

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