Aram Hamparian, the Executive Director of ANCA, joins Thanos Davelis to break down the current situation on the ground in the Caucasus following Azerbaijan's deadly attacks on Armenia, look at the role of Congress in holding President Aliyev - who is backed by Turkey - accountable, and highlight the link between what happens in Armenia and what happens in the Aegean.
On Tuesday Senators Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio introduced bipartisan legislation condemning Azerbaijan’s recent unprovoked attack on Armenia and calling for the immediate end to US security assistance to Azerbaijan. This is the latest effort from members of Congress to hold Azerbaijan and President Aliyev - who is backed by Turkey - accountable. These moves also follow a recent landmark visit to Armenia by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where she clearly condemned Azerbaijan’s “illegal and deadly attacks”. On Tuesday Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias also traveled to Yerevan, where he underscored Greece’s full solidarity with Armenia. Aram Hamparian, the Executive Director of ANCA, joins Thanos Davelis to break down the current situation in the Caucasus, the role of Congress in holding Aliyev accountable, and highlight the link between what happens in Armenia and the Aegean.
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Dendias travels to Armenia, underscoring Greece’s full solidarity
Speaker Pelosi strongly condemns ‘illegal and deadly attacks by Azerbaijan’ during visit to Armenia
Pelosi’s visit fires debate in Armenia over alliance with Russia
Menendez Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Increasing Pressure to Halt U.S. Security Assistance to Azerbaijan
Rep. Speier Introduces Resolution Condemning Azerbaijani War Crimes; Demanding International Investigations and U.S. Sanctions
Mitsotakis: Ankara is alone
State Department: Greece’s sovereignty over the Aegean islands is not disputed
Countries ramp up pressure on Brussels to propose a gas price cap
Greece proposes European fund to address soaring gas prices