U.S. House passes FY2022 Foreign Aid Bill urging $52 million in U.S aid to Artsakh Republic and Armenia, cutting military aid to Azerbaijan

The U.S. House expressed concern over President Joe Biden’s April 23rd waiver of Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, citing its contribution to the disparity in U.S. military assistance to Armenia and Azerbaijan, in a report accompanying the Fiscal Year 2022 Foreign Aid Bill (H.R.4373), adopted by a vote of 217 to 213, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We welcome today’s U.S. House report language as a meaningful step, alongside today’s adoption of the Pallone Amendment, toward rolling back President Biden’s reckless waiver of Section 907 and, more broadly, stopping all U.S. arms and aid to Azerbaijan’s oil-rich, racist, and openly anti-Armenian Aliyev regime,” said ANCA

Rep. Schiff urges State Dept. to pressure Azerbaijan to abide by the ceasefire

Reports that Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the ceasefire agreement with Armenia, killing three Armenian soldiers and seriously wounding two others at the border are alarming, Member of the US House of Representatives Adam Schiff said in a Facebook post.

“If true, this would constitute yet another deadly act of aggression by Azerbaijan that, if allowed to escalate, could result in further violence, death, and destruction,” Rep. Schiff said.

“We must acknowledge the fact that continued United States assistance to the Aliyev regime in Azerbaija

House of Representatives passes Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

U.S. House passed the Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Committee of America reports.

The Pallone Amendment states, “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act [H.R.4373] under ‘International Military Education and Training’ and ‘Foreign Military Financing Program’ may be made available for Azerbaijan.”

The provision does not block discretionary military equipment which may be transferred by the Department of Defense under U.S. laws Section 333. 

Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) welcomed the House passage of the Amendment.

Pallone Amendment (H.R.4373) talking points:

Stop U.S. Arms and Aid to Azerbaijan:

The ultimate goal of Azerbaijani-Turkish coalition is to wipe Armenia and Armenians off the map – EAFJD

The ultimate goal of the Azerbaijani-Turkish coalition is to wipe Armenia and Armenians off the map, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) said in a statement.

The comments come after Azerbaijan once again launched a significant military offensive on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, in the North-Eastern direction last night.

“After the attacks on Yeraskh community, near Nakhijevan borders and Sotk village in Gegharkunik Region, this is the third time in one week that the criminal authorities of Azerbaijan have been breaching the ceasefire agreement and blatantly violating the territorial integrity of Armenia. As the fighting are reportedly still going on, since last night three Armenian servicemen have

Court in Baku sentences two Armenian captives to 15 years in prison

The court in Baku has sentenced two Armenian captives to 15 years in jail.

David Davtyan and Gevorg Sujyan are accused of espionage against Azerbaijan.

The court ruled that the Armenians will be extradited from the country after serving the sentence.

Armenian Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan has on different occasions emphasized that the criminal proceedings against Armenian pioneers are illegal and are used as a cover for the refusal to return all prisoners of war and civilians in accordance with the November 9 trilateral statement.

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Over 3,500 Armenians in Europe take part in Diaspora survey

The fieldwork for the Armenian Diaspora Survey, a research project studying public opinion in diaspora communities, concluded successfully in over two dozen cities in Belgium, Britain, Paris/Île-de-France and Rostov-on-Don.   

ADS is initiated and funded by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and is carried out under the auspices of the Armenian Institute in London. 

Over 3,500 Armenians took part in this innovative research project. “We thank each and every Armenian who took part in this round of the survey,” said ADS Director Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian of Oxford University. “We are grateful to them for expressing their views, opinions and thoughts on critical themes in diasporic life.” 

Following the thr

Australian federal and state legislators join in virtual dialogue with Human Rights Defender of Armenia

The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) hosted a virtual dialogue for Australian Federal and State political leaders, who joined Armenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Aman Tatoyan to discuss concerns emanating from Azerbaijan’s continued aggression in the region.

Tatoyan shared his Human Rights Defender office’s debrief with Federal Member for North Sydney and Co-Convenor of the Australia-Armenia Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Trent Zimmerman MP; fellow Co-Convenor of the IPU, Federal Member for Hunter and former Defence Minister of Australia, Joel Fitzgibbon MP; Federal Member for Bennelong and the first Federal Australian parliamentarian to visit the Republic of Artsakh, John Alexander MP; Federal Senator for Victoria and The Australian Gr

Human resources Armenia’s main advantage: President Sarkissian meets with Armenians in Japan

On a working visit to Japan, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian met with representatives of the local Armenian community.

In particular, the President spoke about the goals of his visit to Japan, about building a strong country and the role of the Diaspora in the process, as well as the consequences of the war and the lessons learned.

“The enormous difficulties of the war can be described in one word – crisis. It is a crisis because we have lost thousands of young lives, many young people have lost their health, there is a moral and psychological crisis, because losing a war is psychologically difficult, especially for a nation that won the war 26 years ago. You have to learn to tell the truth, no matter how bitter it is, because when you tell the truth, you h

Armenian army continues search for two missing soldiers

Armenian army continues search for two missing soldiers

July 26, 2021 – 13:48 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian Armed Forces continue search operations to discover serviceman Artur Balbandyan and driver Aramayis Torozyan who went missing as thick fog covered the area on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Aysor.am reports.

The two were not carrying weapons when they went missing on July 14. The Russian side is assisting the search process and mediating neg

Congressmen call to block transfer of U.S. drone technology to Turkey

Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) are leading a bi-partisan call on the State Department to suspend export licenses for U.S. drone technology to Turkey, pending an official investigation into the destabilizing role of Turkey’s drone programs in the Caucasus, South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and around the globe.

On Friday, Representatives Cicilline and Bilirakis urged U.S. House members to join them in cosigning a letter calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to issue a report on the broader ramifications of Turkey’s drone industry; whether they include U.S. technologies that violate currently imposed sanctions; and whether Turkey’s actions constitute yet another violation of NATO rules and bylaws.  

“Over the last year, Turkish drones have been deployed by Azerbaijan against Armenian civilians in Artsakh, Syria; against Kurdish forces that have partnered with the U.S. in the war against ISIS; and in Libya’s civi

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