YEREVAN, MAY 11, ARTSAKHPRESS. The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee has called for sanctions against senior Azerbaijani officials for manufacturing a humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh with the blockade.
“150 days into Baku’s blockade of Nagorno Karabakh, it is clear that [Azerbaijani President] Aliyev is manufacturing a humanitarian crisis & cutting off power for critical infrastructure. Sanctions for senior Azerbaijani officials must be on the table as we apply pressure to open the Lachin Corridor,” the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tweeted.
Lachin Corridor – the only road linking Nagorno Karabakh with Armenia and the rest of the world – has been blocked by Azerbaijan since 12 December 2022. The United Nations’ highest court – the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – ordered Azerbaijan on 22 February 2023 to “take all steps at its disposal” to ensure unimpeded movement of persons, vehicles and cargo along the Lachin Corridor in both directions. Azerbaijan has so far ignored the order.