Vice President Fuat Oktay reacted to the statements of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi during his visit to Armenia.
Responding to Pelosi’s statements on his social media account, Oktay said, “The statements made by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, during her visit to Armenia, which are incompatible with historical and current facts, completely far from goodwill, reflecting a biased point of view and sabotaging diplomatic efforts, are never acceptable.” used the phrases.
Inviting the international community to act responsibly, Oktay made the following statements:
“The White House administration should clarify whether the discourses of Pelosi and a few lobby-supported politicians, who are clearly winking at the votes of the Armenian diaspora, on the Karabakh issue reflect the official view of the USA. At a time when lasting peace and stability in the region is sorely needed, I urge you to act prudently and, above all, responsibly.”
Oktay also said, “We will continue to stand by Can Azerbaijan, who has been struggling to liberate the homeland that has been unjustly and unlawfully occupied for 30 years.” said.
REACTION FROM AZERBAIJAN
Azerbaijan reacted to Pelosi’s statements during her visit to Armenia, saying, “It is unacceptable that the intrigues of the domestic political agenda of the USA and the interests of lobbying circles are carried to the South Caucasus through Armenia.”
In a written statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pelosi’s statements distorting the situation in the region, AzerbaijanIt was stated that the unfounded and unjust accusations against Azerbaijan are unacceptable.
In the statement, it was noted that the conflict that took place at the border on the night of September 12 to September 13 was a large-scale military provocation of Armenia against Azerbaijan, this provocation was prevented by the Azerbaijani army, and the entire responsibility rests with the Yerevan administration.
Pointing out that Pelosi is known as a pro-Armenian politician and that the presence of pro-Armenian congressmen in his delegation directly shows this, the statement said, “Considering that the period of congressional midterm elections in the USA is approaching, Pelosi’s visit to the domestic political agenda and the Armenian lobby in the USA is very important. It is seen that he uses it to gain the support of his circles. It is unacceptable that the intrigues of the domestic political agenda of the USA and the interests of the lobbying circles are carried to the South Caucasus through Armenia.” statements were included.
In the statement, it was emphasized that “Pelosi, who spoke of justice, has not taken any stand regarding Armenia’s aggression policy towards Azerbaijan, the occupation of Azerbaijani lands for nearly 30 years, and the ethnic cleansing against hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis.”
It was stated that Pelosi’s statements were a serious blow to the efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and served to escalate tensions in the region.
WHAT DID PELOSI SAY?
Making statements in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, Pelosi claimed that Azerbaijan was responsible for the conflicts on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border.
Pelosi said, “It was initiated by Azerbaijan, this must be accepted. Our visit to Armenia is of great importance due to the illegal and deadly attacks of Azerbaijan against Armenia. We strongly condemn these attacks on behalf of the congress.”