Azerbaijan International

US and Nagorno-Karabakh

"Another dispute tangled by history and geography concerns Armenia, Azerbaijan and the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. The good news here is that the cease-fire has now held for more than two years. The bad news is that progress under the OSCE's Minsk process has been agonizingly slow. We have very substantial economic, political and humanitarian interests in this region, and are prepared to play a more visible role in helping to arrange a settlement. One step that Congress could take to increase our influence would be to lift restrictions on nonmilitary assistance to Azerbaijan."

Madeleine Albright, newly appointed Secretary of State, commenting on Nagorno-Karabakh before the Senate Froegin Relations Committee on January 8 1997.

From Azerbaijan International (5.1) Spring 1997.
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