ArmInfo. Representatives of the House of Representatives Adam Schiff and Frank Pallone Jr. joined the demonstrators outside the Capitol, urging the United States to hold Azerbaijan accountable for human rights violations against residents of Nagorno-Karabakh and support the bipartisan resolution of the House of Representatives, Axios writes.
It is noted that the resolution aimed at breaking the blockade of Azerbaijan calls for the immediate cessation of any US military or security assistance to Azerbaijan, asks the US leadership to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims and apply to international courts to investigate Baku's war crimes.
"The US should stop supporting this warmonger Aliyev," Schiff said "Not a penny more for Azerbaijan: Not a penny more for this war criminal who is at war with civilians."
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) this week urged the Biden administration to take immediate steps to end the blockade and all US military aid to Azerbaijan. "American taxpayers should not subsidize Azerbaijan's constant aggression against the Armenian people," she said in the House of Representatives meeting room.
"For more than two months, this brutal and inhuman blockade has deprived 120,000 Armenians of food, fuel, medicine and other essentials," Porter said. <Azerbaijan's goal is clear: to force the ethnic Armenians of Artsakh to leave their homeland by imposing conditions that make life impossible. We must hold Azerbaijan accountable for its aggression," the legislator emphasized.
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-California) said that many Armenians today fear a second genocide, while her counterpart Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis and urged the government of Azerbaijan <to promote full unhindered free passage>.
Since December 12, 2022, Azerbaijan has blocked the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with both Armenia and the outside world.