"Gardman-Shirvan-Nakhijevan" Pan-Armenian Union welcomes the statement of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. "Gardman-Shirvan-Nakhijevan" Pan-Armenian Union has responded to the statement of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien on November 28, noting that it essentially reflects the US position towards possible regional developments.
The statement issued by the Union reads as follows: "Today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien noted during a briefing with journalists that the opening of regional communications and trade routes by non-peaceful means is absolutely unacceptable for the US. And Washington will use all possible tools to prevent the creation of such a trade route.
"We welcome such a statement by the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, which, in fact, reflects the US position towards possible regional developments. It should be noted, however, that the solutions to existing problems by non-peaceful means in the past and their impunity pose a real danger of repeating similar scenarios today.
Such a conclusion is drawn from a simple combination of verified facts. For instance, the lack of accountability for the brutal massacre of 30,000 Armenians in Baku in September 1918 provided Azerbaijan with the opportunity to completely depopulate the territory of historical Gardman, Shirvan and Nakhijevan in 1988-1992 and continuously erase the deep Armenian trace from the mentioned areas.
The international indifference towards cultural vandalism, ethnic and religious discriminatory rhetoric led to the painful war events in 2020-2023. These events include the complete depopulation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the creation of a real threat to the existence of the Armenian cultural heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh.
We are grateful to the USA and all those states that give an impartial assessment of the past and present realities and call them by their names. It is noteworthy that both in the past and today, the objective criticism of crimes and the call for accountability provoke the anger of dictators.''