ArmInfo.Hearings in the International Relations Committee of the US Senate on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh are scheduled for September 14. Information about this is posted on the Committee's official website, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
According to the source, Ms. Yuri Kim, Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of European and Eurasian Affair at the US State Department and Mr. Louis Bono, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department, were invited to the hearings.
On September 6, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US House of Representatives held a hearing on the disastrous situation in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the closure of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan. During the hearing, two key speakers, Luis Moreno Ocampo, a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, and David Phillips, a professor at Georgetown University and director of the Artsakh Atrocities Research Project at Columbia University, emphasized that Ilham Aliyev's regime is pursuing a policy of genocide against the Karabakh Armenians.
Meanwhile, the United States has again called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to work together to open all communications for the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Nagorno-Karabakh. This was stated by Ms. Yuri Kim, Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of European and Eurasian Affair at the US State Department. Yesterday, the ambassador spoke separately with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov.
During the conversations, Washington's serious "concerns regarding the humanitarian situation in Nagorno- Karabakh" were expressed. <Opening routes and direct negotiations are the key to resolving outstanding issues. We urge all sides to work together now to immediately & simultaneously open Lachin and other routes to get desperately needed humanitarian supplies into Nagorno-Karabakh>, the Ambassador wrote in her account in X.
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