Trump Administration Attacks U.S. Aid Program to Artsakh

The ANCA has issued a nationwide call to action to encourage Members of Congress to cosign the Sherman-Cox Letter in support of continued Artsakh aid
The ANCA has issued a nationwide call to action to encourage Members of Congress to cosign the Sherman-Cox Letter in support of continued Artsakh aid

The ANCA has issued a nationwide call to action to encourage Members of Congress to cosign the Sherman-Cox Letter in support of continued Artsakh aid

WASHINGTON—The Trump Administration—caving in to pressure from Azerbaijan’s authoritarian Aliyev regime—is targeting the humanitarian aid program in Artsakh, attempting to shut down the HALO Trust’s de-mining program that has saved countless lives across the Republic, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

U.S. Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA) and TJ Cox (D-CA) are leading a Congressional campaign—backed by the ANCA—encouraging USAID Administrator Mark Green to reverse course and preserve the Nagorno-Karabakh de-mining program. Administrator Green testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee on April 9 of this year that USAID was committed to completing the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnances within the traditional boundaries of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“President Trump is wrong to bow to Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev’s reckless demand that America end U.S. humanitarian aid to Artsakh,” stated ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “A modest expenditure that represents a major investment in peace, this aid program has, since Fiscal Year 1998, delivered desperately needed maternal health care, provided families with clean drinking water, and cleared farms and villages of deadly mines. We thank each and every U.S. legislator who is seeking to advance U.S. interests and American values by continuing U.S. humanitarian aid to Artsakh in the face of foreign attempts to meddle in American decision-making.”

Armen Badalyan (left), who was injured by a mine-explosion outside his home in Norashen. Photo credit The Halo Trust

Armen Badalyan (left), who was injured by a mine-explosion outside his home in Norashen. Photo credit The Halo Trust

The ANCA has mounted a nationwide grassroots Congressional calling campaign in support of continued Artsakh aid. To participate, visit the website.

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4 Comments

  1. Raffi said:

    ….. “President Trump is wrong to bow to Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev’s reckless demand… He’s bowing? or there’s economical issues, and instead of putting America first is putting his pockets first.

  2. joe said:

    Once again the criminal Trump organization was in the process of building Trump towers in Azerbaijan just before his election. His daughter was there overseeing the project and there is plenty of video for that. And because of the corrupt nature of the despot Aliyev regime and petrol dollars this was easy picking for the Trump organization. This just tells us that Trump may be planning for his possible ousting in 2020 and getting ready for more illicit endeavors for his family in the future…He is a con man and gravitates towards criminal entities just like himself. Other then pandering to Israel, Trump can care less about anything or anyone that is good and just. He doesn’t have it in him.

  3. HAGOP said:

    THE ONLY PRESIDENT THAT WAS BOWING IS OBAMA WHEN HE BOWED TO KING OF SAUDI ARABIA, JAPAN AND OTHER FOREIGN LEADERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEAK! IMPOTENT!! NO BALLS!!!!!

    • joe said:

      Trump bows to Putin and Kim…Lets start there..Hes a traitor. As for BALLS Trump dodged the draft 5 times with fake bone spurs. Yet he hugs the flag as if hes a patriot. Hes a con man.

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