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Senators Padilla and Rubio launch bi-partisan bill condemning Azerbaijan’s Artsakh blockade

Senators Padilla and Rubio launch bi-partisan bill condemning Azerbaijan’s Artsakh blockade
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Friday, 09 June, 2023, 14:06

Senators Alex Padilla and Marco Rubio teamed up to introduce anti-blockade legislation today, backed by the Armenian National Committee of America and supported by a wide array of American civil society coalition partners, increasing US pressure on Azerbaijan to end its nearly six-month long blockade of 120,000 Christian Armenians in their indigenous Artsakh homeland.
The measure specifically calls for US sanctions against Azerbaijani officials responsible for the Artsakh blockade and ongoing anti-Armenian human rights violations and urges the Biden Administration to stop all military aid to Azerbaijan by fully enforcing Section 907 sanctions.