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Rubio, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Pushing for U.S. to Halt Security Assistance to Azerbaijan

Sep 27, 2022 | Press Releases

Azerbaijani forces recently escalated hostilities against Armenia, sending its military into Armenia’s internationally-recognized territory and causing dozens of casualties.
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s illegal and unprovoked assault on Armenian territory and calling for the United States to immediately halt all security assistance to Azerbaijan.
The resolution calls on President Joe Biden to make a formal determination regarding whether Azerbaijani officials must be subject to sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The effort also calls for the U.S. Department of State to meet all reporting requirements for consideration of U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan following the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent report, which found the government has continued to make exceptions to bypass a 1992 law banning most U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan without the mandatory reporting and justification requirements.
Want more information? Read the full resolution here.