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The US finds itself between treaty obligations with Turkey – a NATO ally, though that relationship has been troubled in recent years – and the political pressure of the Armenian diaspora.
“We have a lot of people living in this country from Armenia originally … and they’re great people,” Trump told reporters. “We’re going to help them.”
On Friday, 50 members of Congress sent a letter to Pompeo demanding sanctions against the Azerbaijani leadership and accusing Baku of violating human rights and laws of war.
Today @RepTjCox @RepJimCosta @RepKClark and I led many of our colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to impose significant consequences on those responsible for Azerbaijan’s campaign of aggression against the people of #Artsakh.https://t.co/8ZalQgPHCm
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) October 23, 2020
The Democrats spearheading the initiative have enough votes to get it approved in the House of Representatives, but it remains to be seen whether it will be approved in the Republican-majority Senate, as Democrats there are attempting to filibuster a nomination to the US Supreme Court.
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