On journey to Armenia, Pelosi condemns Azerbaijan’s ‘unlawful’ assaults By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses a information convention following her assembly at Germany’s decrease home of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Picture

TBILISI (Reuters) -U.S. Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday strongly condemned what she mentioned had been “unlawful” border assaults by Azerbaijan on Armenia, utilizing a go to to the Russian navy ally to pledge American assist for Armenian sovereignty.

Talking in Yerevan, Pelosi mentioned her journey had explicit significance following the “unlawful and lethal assaults by Azerbaijan on Armenian territory” which led to frame clashes wherein greater than 200 individuals had been killed.

“We strongly condemn these assaults,” Pelosi mentioned. “This was initiated by the Azeris and there must be recognition of that.”

Pelosi mentioned it was clear that the border preventing was triggered by Azeri assaults on Armenia and that the chronology of the battle needs to be made clear.

The USA, Pelosi mentioned, was listening to Armenia about what its defence wants had been and mentioned Washington wished to assist and assist Armenia in what she solid as a world battle between democracy and autocracy.

A senior Armenian official expressed unhappiness final week with the response of a Russian-led navy alliance to Yerevan’s request for assist.

“We’re very dissatisfied, in fact. The expectations we had weren’t justified,” parliamentary speaker Alen Simonyan instructed nationwide tv, likening the Collective Safety Treaty Organisation to a pistol that didn’t shoot bullets, Interfax information company reported.

Pelosi mentioned it was fascinating that Armenia was dissatisfied by the response from the Russian-led alliance.

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