ANCA CIRCULATES POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO CHECK AZERI AGGRESSION
- Amid escalating Azerbaijani attacks this week against both Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) circulated a set of seven specific policy recommendations for the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress to check Baku's aggression and support the peaceful and democratic resolution of Azerbaijan's conflicts with Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh).
In an ANCA memo sent this week to Congressional offices, ANCA Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian stressed that: "It's time for America and the rest of the international community to take Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at his word when he openly threatens to restart his war against Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. The cost of appeasement - and the dangers of a renewed war - are far too high for us to either dismiss Aliyev's threats or to ignore the hazard he represents to the region and beyond."
Among the policy recommendations being advanced by the ANCA is the immediate suspension by the Obama Administration of all military aid to Azerbaijan, and a ban on the sale or transfer to Baku of any military equipment or potentially dual-use items.
Increased number of ceasefire violations on Azeri side has been reported recently. Sources say that 21-25 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in Azeri subversive actions in recent days in Tavush- Kazakh zone of Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
On June 5 night, attempt was made by Azerbaijani soldiers to infiltrate one of the positions of Artsakh defense army. Armenian side, however, managed to hinder Azeri attack, with NKR army units pushing Azeri forces back to the original positions.
Azerbaijani authorities try hard to concoct reasons behind the deaths and injuries on its side. In fact, these are saboteurs, having been killed or wounded by Armenian armed forces trying to hinder Azeri subversive acts. Thus, according to Azerbaijani authorities, Azeri soldiers commit mass suicide, get blown up by mine, and die in an accident.
On June 6, Azerbaijani media reported that a soldier, 19, was "blown up by mine." He was hospitalized, with doctors assessing his state as moderate.
Sometimes, even a concrete slab kills an Azerbaijani soldier. For instance, it was reported that two Azeri servicemen were killed in Agstafa region, with another having been "injured during collapse of concrete slab."
Emin Guliyev and Orkhan Huseynov died, while Elnur Kechalov is still at hospital. Meanwhile, according to Miacum.am website, 21 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in Azeri subversive acts in recent days in Tavush- Kazakh zone of Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
On June 7, Azerbaijani media reported that another Azeri soldier Cabrayilov Ramil Dilavar drowned in Kur River.
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