U.S. denies claims on pressuring UNSC members not to sign resolution on Nagorno- Karabakh
YEREVAN, AUGUST 23, ARMENPRESS. The United States has denied claims that it is pressuring UNSC member countries not to sign a resolution on the Nagorno-Karabakh humanitarian crisis following the emergency meeting on August 16.
In written comments in response to an ARMENPRESS inquiry, the United States Embassy in Armenia said that the United States has ‘not seen a draft resolution, and claims that the U.S. is pressuring member countries not to sign a resolution are completely false.’
ARMENPRESS: Does your country plan to submit a draft resolution following the UN Security Council urgent meeting of August 16 regarding the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh?
United States Embassy: At the United Nations Security Council meeting last Wednesday on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, led by our Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the Council discussed key issues related to the current humanitarian situation.
We have not seen a draft resolution, and claims that the U.S. is pressuring member countries not to sign a resolution are completely false.
As noted in our statement at the UNSC session, we remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in NK and we’re encouraging the Azerbaijani government to open the Lachin Corridor to humanitarian, commercial and private traffic expeditiously.