Senate votes to stop Azerbaijan aid waiver amid Armenia invasion fears

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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Senators unanimously passed legislation last week that would cut off U.S. security aid to Azerbaijan for the next two years amid growing concerns that it may invade southern Armenia in the near future.

The Senate passed the Armenian Protection Act by unanimous consent with little fanfare on Wednesday. The bill, introduced by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., would bar President Joe Biden from issuing a waiver in fiscal 2024 and FY25 needed to unlock Azerbaijani security assistance.

The vote comes after more than 100,000 Armenians fled the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region after...

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