Azerbaijan International

Moral Imperative for U.S.

"I know that the Azeri-Armenian conflict evokes deep passion in many of my colleagues, but the easing of the suffering of displaced civilians, children and refugees is not a political statement, it is a moral imperative. . . Does the United States want to act now to speed the process of recovery, rebuilding, and democratization? Or do we want to stand by and allow want and isolation to doom Azerbaijan and the Caucasus to a future of instability, authoritarianism, conflict and subjugation to reactionaries in Moscow?"

William Cohen, U.S. Senator, urging Congress to lift the ban on humanitarian aid to Azerbaijani refugees. "Congressional Record" (July 25, 1996).

From Azerbaijan International (4.4) Winter 1996.
© Azerbaijan International 1996.

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