A group of Artsakh citizens have organized an action in front of the US embassy, demanding a meeting with Christina Quinn, the US ambassador to Armenia, regarding her latest statement.
In a conversation with “Armenpress”, the president of the executive body of the NGO “Hanunu Hadrut”, the organizer of the action, Levon Hayryan mentioned that Artsakh has been under blockade for over 200 days and that there is no prospect of when it will be blocked.
“Our aim is to send a letter to the US embassy and request a meeting with the ambassador, as his latest interview raised questions for us. In particular, the question of positioning Artsakh within the Baku framework.
Artsakh was included in Azerbaijan by the dictator Stalin. It turns out that the United States, leader and standard-bearer of world democracy, the greatest defender of human rights and supporter of the right of nations to self-determination, is leaving aside the right of nations to self-determination and is siding with the dictator Stalin and supporting his decision?
We’d like to hear the answer to these questions at the meeting with the American ambassador”, said Hayryan at the meeting with the American embassy representative.
Levon Hayryan mentioned that some Artsakh settlements continue to be occupied by the Baku authorities and that forcibly displaced Artsakh citizens are in limbo and would like to know the US approach regarding the future of forcibly displaced Artsakh citizens.
The government of Western Armenia supports the demand of the people of Artsakh. We have even responded to speeches by former and current ministers from Eastern Armenia. Now, as a reminder, let’s say that Artsakh, in addition to being part of the State of Armenia formed by Boghos Nubar, is also subject to all international laws. Artsakh signed the armistice agreement of the First Artsakh War as a full party with Eastern Armenia and Azerbaijan on May 12, 1994, covering an area of 12.5 thousand square kilometers. It is incomprehensible to us all these complaints and appeals where the people of Artsakh want to prove the obvious truth instead of solving problems in court, like the displaced persons from Shushi, in whose case Western Armenia has already taken legal action before the ECHR.