Baku Attacks Warlick, Alleges Pro-Armenian Bias

The US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick


Urges ‘Recall’ of US Co-Chairman

BAKU—On the day of a scheduled visit by OSCE Minsk Group US Co-chairman James Warlick to Los Angeles and Houston to meet with Armenian and Azeri communities respectively, Baku is amplifying its rhetoric against the US diplomat and urging OSCE officials to recall him.

Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov, in remarks reported by the Azeri press has accused Warlick of one-sidedness, citing unnamed sources in Washington allegedly claiming that US diplomat “has close ties with the Armenian Diaspora in the US, which holds a strong position on the resolution of the [Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict.”

Azimov attempted to assert his baseless allegation by saying that “even a cursory glance at comments on social networks shows that the U.S. Co-Chair prefers to communicate more with Armenian Diaspora in the US,” according to the Azeri APA news agency.

In a Twitter post last week, Warlick stated that he was looking forward to meeting with and discussing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with both Armenian and Azeri communities in the US when he travels to Los Angeles and Houston.

“In general, some of his statements are provocative, with the co-chair spreading rumors about a possible escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” claimed Azimov.

“We have repeatedly expressed our concern over the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group and statements of the US Co-Chair. We cannot turn a blind eye to Warlick’s actions, which reduce confidence in the Minsk Group, run contrary to the mandate of the Co-Chairs and undermine the negotiation process. All of these statements show that Warlick is consciously and deliberately taking these steps to ensure the interests of the Armenian side,” asserted Azimov.

“All of the aforementioned facts give the Azerbaijani side every reason to distrust the US Co-Chair, refuse working with him and appeal to the OSCE Chairman-in-Office to recall Warlick from the post of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair,” Azimov concluded.

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  1. The Truth said:

    Since officials in Baku like to negotiate with themselves maybe Araz Azimov likes to become head of OSCE Minsk Group?

    Araz Azimov ,his Boss and the likes in Azerbaijan Khnat are simply suffering all form the same mentally illnes. The cause of this mentally illness and paranoia is Armenia-phobia. For the dictator as well for his officlas it is very hard to understand that the task of OSCE is not the return of Karabakh under blody and Azerbaijani rule!

  2. ed said:

    In reality Baku likes to attack US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar who has criticized Azerbaijani government for human right validation.

    There is no Azerbaijani diaspora. US Co-chairman James Warlick is going to meat
    1- Some Azeri nationalist from Iran(abusing Karabakh for for different reasons),
    2- Azerbaijani Students on pay roll of Baku,
    3- members of Azerbaijani embassy and there families
    4 and a couple security offices from Baku will join them

    • Vindicated Man said:

      Good points. I would add a couple more who may chime in:
      5 – Turkish diaspora
      6 – Corrupt politicians
      7 – Commercial companies interested to continue or develop business

  3. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    ‘‘Medz Yeghern’’*
    Shan’’t Be Uttered by Others
    Hence ‘‘Genocide’’ and Further Forth

    ““Every Language has a soul
    Every language has its own roar
    Exhales inside its cavernous’’ core
    Can you learn languages all!
    Each language vibrates a soul.””**
    Sylva-MD-Poetry

    President O.B, should not use a phrase he can’’t understand,
    He is a poet, judge, lawyer, he must be criticized.
    Medz Yeghern for us are two horrible words
    Not every one can realize
    Something more than calamity . . .
    Massacres . . . Tragedy . . . Disaster . . . or even Genocide
    Which sounds still little! ‘
    ‘A Killing Plague’’

    Deep painfulness can create endless anguish phrases lexicons
    Not felt with everyone yet to be invented . . .
    Affected and still affecting Lives of our cohorts
    Like the end of the world
    Hence . . . Translation has no meaning at all
    Maybe for others, Thus never for us.
    The word ‘‘calamity’’ seems an ant
    Facing a starving tiger . . . lion
    A phrase can’’t heed torments.

    Can any human being translate
    What’’s in their deep, scorned-mind
    How much they love their mothers . . . yv
    Their lost motherland!

    So please Dr. President Calm your bemused sense
    Don’’t behave tenaciously
    Don’’t sell your philosophy
    On the graves of seared lives
    Don’’t please your and our enemies
    Don’’t pretend to be deaf to what’’ is really bleeding
    Under the rain . . . on the streets sunken in mud.
    To run your shiny-wheeled political cart . . . !

    Don’’t enunciate a phrase.
    You did with your tongue
    So . . . can never pronounce through your chest
    As you never walked with hungry bare injured soles,

    Did the criminal gendarmes’’ assaults,
    They enjoyed smashing humans’’ vital organs,
    Drive you to an unknown destiny
    Near red-rivers filled with bones,
    To see smashed innocent faces from your blood with
    Crushed lacrimating eyes outside prayers’’ skulls.
    Tell me, ““How can you feel the pain Of something you never have faced or felt!”” How can you utter That horrible phrase!

    Please O.B. understand that,
    ‘‘We Love You’’——
    ‘‘Ge sirenk kez’’——©——‘‘Kez ge sirenk’’
    We are not here to insult someone
    Who made us promises and said that was
    ‘‘A Real Genocide’’;
    Don’’t act like a lover who changed his promise
    Because of another who betrays and fires fears.

    Your promise stagnated in our hearts.
    We heartlessly weep . . .
    We can only say,
    ““Also You . . . The Son of Darling . . . Sweet . . .
    Senseful Stanley-Ann, Betrayed Us . . .
    Why!””

    Each time we hear Medz Yeghern
    We can witness a pointed, poisoned
    Turkish scimitars
    Entering our already injured heart-valves.
    Tearing our creed.

    Regretful that we possess
    So naïve a soulful-faith!
    Not every race could sincerely grace . . . !

    Sylva Portoian,M.D
    from the Poetry Collection…”MySon-MySun…” June 2011
    June 19, 2010
    _____________
    * Medz Yeghern: Armenian phrase used by President Barrak Obama on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, 2010 instead of using the word Genocide he used word ‘‘calamity’’ just after four months from inauguration day on April 24, 2009, But he had clearly said the word Genocide before inauguration!
    Obama meant to please the second generation of the new-Ottomans in spite of 44 out of 50 American States recognizing the Armenian genocide.
    ** Every language has a soul, from the author’’s sixth poetry collections Sons: Take My Heart and Transplant, 2009

  4. Shlomo said:

    Who cares what Azeri’s think Armenian’s have the upper hand !! They need to ply with Armenia not the other way around!

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