Nancy Pelosi Leads Delegation to Armenia in Response to Violent Conflict
(UnitedVoice.com) – In August, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited Taiwan amid growing tensions with China. Recently she headed to another hot spot. This time it was on the border of Europe and Asia.
On September 18, Pelosi spoke in Armenia after leading a congressional delegation to the country. Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) joined the Speaker on the trip overseas. During her press conference, Pelosi pledged US support for the nation and condemned the “illegal and deadly attacks by Azerbaijan.” She added that the conflict has threatened “prospects for a much-needed peace agreement.”
Our distinguished Congressional delegation members @RepAnnaEshoo, @RepSpeier and @FrankPallone have been proud and longtime champions of Armenia and we look forward to productive meetings to strengthen our partnership with the Republic of Armenia. https://t.co/vjTb7BtluB
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 17, 2022
Pelosi stated the US Congress would be taking up a resolution “Condemning Azerbaijan’s unprovoked military attack on Armenia.” Her remarks came after the deadliest flare-up of violence between the two countries since 2020. At least 100 people died in the ongoing conflict, underway since before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
After the speech, CNBC News reported Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement calling Pelosi’s remarks “deeply regrettable” and “unfair,” adding the congresswoman’s speech was a “serious blow to efforts to normalize relations” between the neighboring nations.
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