"The US missed the opportunity to play an impartial role in securing a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia"
These words were said by political expert, founder and general director of the Azerbaijan-US Economic and Education Council, IEPF's representative in the US, Peter Tase, in his statement to Ednews. According to his opinion, James O'Brien's recent speeches harm Washington's relations with Azerbaijan and European countries.
"US Assistant Secretary of State James O'Brien is exhibiting behavior that is fueling a full-scale armed conflict in the South Caucasus region, harming the economic cooperation and prosperity of Azerbaijan and other states in Europe. continues to embolden its organizations, and in this context, Washington is not ashamed to support Armenian evil deeds, which are eager to realize their heinous goals in order to achieve "greater Armenia".
"Armenian lobby organizations in Washington are using all immoral and ugly practices in information warfare, using officials like James O'Brien to persuade them to make statements in favor of Armenia based on false information. As head of Sanctions Policy at the State Department, Mr. O'Brien is responsible for the territory of warring countries in Eastern Europe. "We have not been able to achieve significant results for the sake of its integrity and to prevent the spread of Islamic State terrorists through sanctions," he said.
The expert also said that such speeches will harm the position of the United States in the region:
"I think that no nation, like the Armenians, would refuse such a peace opportunity that would create conditions for the rise of its economic and political well-being. The Republic of Azerbaijan has carried out deep purposeful diplomacy. The White House and the European Union are working to achieve the Zangezur Corridor, which will greatly benefit the economic integration of Eurasian states. "It has repeatedly ignored Baku's rightful demand. Washington has missed the opportunity to play an impartial role in securing a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and above all, the current administration is harming the security situation achieved by the many sacrifices of the Azerbaijani people with its incomprehensible rhetoric."
"Could the restoration of relations between Baku and Tehran in recent days have caused the United States to take such a position?", the expert said, in response to the question, instead of condemning these processes, Washington should have applauded them.
"The normalization of relations between Baku and Tehran should have been welcomed instead of condemned by the US State Department. Thus, the allocation of billions of US dollars to the same office for the restoration of relations with Iran has made it possible for the Tehran government to spend it. It is quite inappropriate for Washington to oppose the normalization of relations between Baku and Tehran.
Assistant Secretary of State O'Brien is doing everything possible to undermine the culture of pragmatic bilateral alliances between Washington, Azerbaijan and Turkey, the current European partners. Blindly advocating aggressive Armenian revanchism, Mr. O'Brien and members of the US Congress do not understand that we are living in a Cold War II, in which the rule of law has declined, global technological sophistication reigns, and China has emerged as a potential superpower. Especially under such conditions, what Washington needs is to strive for closer cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkey and the Organization of Turkic States in general."