May 6, 2022 - 13:17 AMT
Armenia says Azerbaijan's provocation of tensions inadmissible

Azerbaijan is provoking tensions in the region which is inadmissible, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan told the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, on Thursday, May 5.

Mirzoyan weighed in on the current humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia's position on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

During the meeting, the need for the repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and detained civilians still being held in Azerbaijan was stressed.

Mirzoyan also said he highly appreciated the contribution of Menendez to the adoption of the Senate resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, which is significant from the viewpoint of justice, ensuring the supremacy of humanitarian values and preventing further genocides.

The Armenian Genocide has now been recognized by all 50 states, both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the US Congress, and the President.