Armenian Caucus Puts Spot Light on Azeri Rhetoric

— Co-Chairmen Urge 141 Members of Caucus to Voice their Concerns in a letter to President Bush

WASHINGTON–DC (ANCA)–Congressmen Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) this week called on their colleagues in the Armenian Caucus to ask President Bush to publicly condemn Azerbaijan’s war rhetoric and other increasingly bellicose remarks against the Republic of Armenia and Mountainous Karabagh.

In a "Dear Colleague" letter circulated this week–the Caucus Co-chairs documented a series of violent threats on the part of senior Azerbaijan leaders. Citing the dangers of remaining silent in the face of such angry rhetoric–they urged their House colleagues to "join us in signing the attached letter to the President urging him and the Administration to condemn these remarks and call upon the government of Azerbaijan to desist in making any further threats against Armenia and Karabagh." The letter to President Bush stresses that–"efforts to reinforce stability and reduce the risk of conflict are in the best interests of the United States and the region."


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