Turkey’s Vice President decries Pelosi’s visit to Armenia
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "biased" statements regarding the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan "sabotage diplomacy efforts," and are unacceptable, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Monday.
Oktay, in a series of Tweets claimed that Pelosi’s statements were far from goodwill and incompatible with the facts.
“The White House administration should clarify whether the rhetoric by Pelosi and a few lobby-supported politicians on the Karabakh issue (...) reflect the official view of the US,” Oktay said.
Pelosi, who paid a visit to Yerevan last week, “strongly condemned” the “illegal and deadly attacks by Azerbaijan on Armenian territory.”
She also said on Twitter that "today, from the US to Ukraine to Taiwan to Armenia, the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy - and we must, again, choose democracy," as she hinted support for defense assistance to Armenia.
On September 12, Azerbaijan launched a military aggression against Armenia saying that it has taken “retaliatory” measures against Armenian armed forces’ “large-scale provocations.” Denying the allegations, Armenia accused Azerbaijan for shelling Armenian positions and occupying ten square kilometers of Armenian sovereign territory. The two-day conflict ended with a truce on September 14 and left more than 250 casualties in total on both sides.