Bryza Condemns Azeri Threat to Down Planes

Bryza changes his stance

In an interview with the Azerbaijan section of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, posted on Saturday, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Matthew Bryza, condemned recent threats by Azerbaijan to down civilian planed traveling from Karabakh to Armenia. He also distanced himself from the peace negotiations—a departure from his posturing last week.

“On a related issue, the threat or use of force, including against civilian aircraft that pose no threat themselves, is unacceptable, and runs counter to commitments made by the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to seek a peaceful, negotiated settlement. We urge the sides to work together to resolve all issues of commercial aviation safety prior to the planned opening of a new airport in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Bryza told RFE/RL.

“While I am not a participant in the negotiations, I stand ready to do everything necessary and appropriate to assist Ambassador [Robert] Bradtke and his fellow Minsk Group co-chairs,” said Bryza.

Read the entire interview here.


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  1. Karo said:

    Diplomatic slap on Azerbaboon’s face! let them continue to kiss bryzas Assssberigus. Diplomatic victory for Karabakh!!!

  2. facts said:

    Since many former Soviet Republics including Azerbaijan owe thereindependent first of all to Armenian people of NK and Armenian lead Karabakh movement. Therefore US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Matthew Bryza, should first of all shop his anti Armenian approaches and better to demand form fascists authorities in Baku to put an end to there ongoing anti Armenian propaganda and accept the existence of independent of NKR (this would be the reunification with Armenia) !

  3. nana said:

    Sleep well Bryza!
    Arziv has found a solution!
    Sarkozy-Ocama-Cameron will impose a no-flight zone on Azerbaijan!

  4. Ando Dovlatyan said:

    sooo , doing such things as these threats are ok , as long as you have oil ??? so if Azerfhfhfjaaaan has oil, they can make such threats , and get away with it ???????????????? i have not heard of any real action taken against these Criminals , besids this guy , speeking words , words are cheep ,, but the threats Azeris make are real , so are the Bullets that killed thos young Armenians on the border , resently ,,, these words Mr bryza speeks are worthles, have no value,,, ACTION MR BRYZA … and take your words and use them where they will listen ………………………

  5. Truth said:

    Ambassador Bryza has finally to make a decision: Is he the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan or the Azerbaijani Ambassador to US?

    Two or three days after did Azerbaijani published the lie about killed child and accusing of Armenian side ( with blessing of “US” Ambassador Bryza … ) – Azerbaijani propaganda started delivering books about killed child – it seems they have written the books in advance ( we hear orchestrated Azerbaijani protest and so on ..Like: „Azerbaijani embassy to Tajikistan disseminates booklets on Azeri child killed by Armenian sniper” )

    It seems Azerbaijani authorities are looking for alibis /justification and preparing the world community to use force against Armenian civilians –

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  6. bigmoustache said:

    if something happens, i think we should monitor byrza’s travels

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