Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The White House Should Answer 10 Key Questions on Artsakh

Harut Sassounian,

Image from, with caption: Artsakh Street in Watertown, Massachusetts

For many years, the Armenian-American community has been dissatisfied with United States policy on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh).
Under the guise of neutrality, OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair James Warlick and his predecessors have put the blame on both sides of the conflict each time that Azerbaijan has opened fire on Armenia and Artsakh. ...
Last week, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce held a classified briefing with Amb. Warlick concerning the implementation of the proposals which he and Cong. Eliot Engel had initiated. Before the closed-door meeting, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) had circulated a set of 10 suggested questions for Amb. Warlick. While it not known if these questions were raised during the congressional briefing, the Obama Administration should be asked to respond publicly to the 10 questions so that everyone becomes aware of its position on the Artsakh conflict. ...
Below are the 10 ANCA questions which should be posted as a petition on the White House website: ...
2. The State Department has been both very vocal and highly specific about what it believes the Armenian side must concede. Is the U.S. government willing to match this public diplomacy with equally high-profile and similarly concrete demands upon Azerbaijan?

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