PRO-ARMENIAN CONGRESSMEN VOTE AGAINST REDUCTION OF ASSISTANCE TO AZERBAIJAN
Azeri Press Agency
July 18 2008
Washington. Husniyya Hasanova -APA. Pro-Armenian congressmen voted
against proposed reduction of military assistance to Azerbaijan at the
US House of Representatives Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations,
and Related Programs.
According to APA US bureau, proposal made by co-chairman of Congress
working group on Armenia Joe Knollenberg was not supported by other
members of the group. Jesse Jackson, Steve Israel, Ben Chandler,
Steve Rothman, Barbara Lee and Betty McCollum voted against the
reduction of military assistance to Azerbaijan. According to the
Sub-Committee’s decision, Azerbaijan and Armenia will receive same
military assistance in 2009, but the military assistance to Armenia
is 59 per cent less than 2008.