Senator Bob Menendez has submitted resolutions urging to stop selling arms to Turkey and Azerbaijan
10:15, Friday, 23 October, 2020
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced two powerful resolutions calling on the State Department to report about Turkey and Azerbaijan’s human rights violations, and the role of U.S. security aid in the repression and aggression, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
''Azerbaijan’s ongoing aggression against the Armenian people – with Turkey’s full backing – has already exacted a painful toll on civilians in the region and resulted in appalling human rights abuses. The United States cannot continue providing security assistance and arms to Azerbaijan and Turkey as they move the region further and further away from peace,'' said Ranking Member Menendez. “This resolution pushes back against Azerbaijan’s and Turkey’s human rights abuses and paves the way to stop arming two governments that so often use their security forces to harm innocent people.''