Azerbaijan May Recall Its Ambassador From Washington

AZERBAIJAN MAY RECALL ITS AMBASSADOR FROM WASHINGTON

armradio.am
05.03.2010 16:16

The Azerbaijani Presidential Administration categorically condemned
the adoption of the resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide by
the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Such step by the U.S congressmen is mistaken and unfair, Azerbaijani
Presidential Administration Socio-Political Department Head Ali
Hasanov told reporters.

Hasanov said the Azerbaijani government condemns this step by the U.S.

congressmen, and brings to attention that this decision was unilateral,
unjust, pro-Armenian and anti-Turk in spirit. "We believe this
decision also does not correlate strongly with the interests of the
United States and the American people, and seriously damages the
international image of this country," he said.

Azerbaijan should recall its ambassador in Washington in connection
with the support of resolution on Armenian genocide in the Committee
on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, says deputy
of the Milli Majlis of the pro-governmental Ana Vatan (Motherland)
party Zahid Oruj.

"History showed that the Azerbaijan has always taken the most correct
and timely decision in an emotional state. I therefore consider it
necessary to recall our ambassador to the United States with the
wording "for consultations", said the deputy at the plenary session
of the Milli Mejlis on Friday.

"The United States has failed to appoint its ambassador to Azerbaijan
for already half a year. This fact does not prove friendly attitude
of Washington to our country. The absence of the US ambassador has
numerous subtexts, both political and pursuing the plans to impose
pressure on our country.

This is also connected with the fact that the United States is working
in the direction of the opening of the Armenian-Turkish borders,"
added MP Gudrat Hasanquliyev.

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