A group of Democratic senators asked President Joe Biden after the inauguration to adjust the policy towards Azerbaijan and Turkey in connection with the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to the letter published on the website of the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives Adam Schiff.
“While we welcome peace, we are deeply concerned about both the short-term and long-term difficulties that these agreements have; they do nothing to resolve the issue of the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh. Also, we believe that this tragic ending could have been avoided if the United States and the international community had acted decisively,” Biden said in a letter sent the day before.
“For too long, we have put up with the bellicose rhetoric of Turkey and Azerbaijan, and the result is now clearly evident. After you take the (presidential) post, you will have the opportunity to apply a new policy towards the region, a policy that will support democracy, human rights and the right to self – determination,” the authors of the letter urge.
They ask Biden and his new administration to stop providing military assistance to Azerbaijan, join negotiations on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, provide humanitarian assistance, and support efforts to clear mines and return Armenian refugees. Also, the authors of the letter believe that it is necessary to “review the US policy towards Turkey, a country that, as a member of NATO, repeatedly acts against the interests of the United States,” as well as to strengthen relations with Armenia.
On November 10, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev, and Nikol Pashinyan, signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the statement, several districts are coming under Azerbaijan’s control, the sides are exchanging prisoners, and Russian peacekeepers are stationed along the contact line and the Lachin corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia.