JERSEY CITY, N.J. – In a significant move, the U.S. Senate has passed the Armenian Protection Act of 2023, receiving commendation from Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). The act aims to halt military aid to the Azeri government, accused of committing genocide against the Armenian community in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Senator Menendez, a vocal advocate for the legislation, expressed his satisfaction and ongoing commitment to the cause. He emphasized the systematic and brutal nature of the atrocities committed against the Armenians, advocating for sanctions against those responsible.
Menendez is currently facing federal bribery and corruption charges. The Department of Justice has alleged Menendez is a foreign agent of Egypt.
The passage of this act highlights the U.S. Senate’s stance on human rights violations and its commitment to protecting vulnerable communities. Senator Menendez stressed the importance of standing in solidarity with the Armenian people, aligning with the broader goals of U.S. foreign policy centered on human rights.
This development marks a significant step in addressing the long-standing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and reflects the U.S. government’s resolve to intervene in matters of international humanitarian concern. The legislation’s impact on U.S.-Azerbaijan relations and its broader geopolitical implications are yet to be seen.