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Sunday, May 24, 2020

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Armenian side fully backs the Royce-Engel peace proposal, a bipartisan U.S. congressional initiative to deploy internationally monitored gunfire locators and add international observers along the line of contact. It is Azerbaijan — and Azerbaijan alone — that is blocking these common-sense measures to promote transparency, precisely because it fears facing accountability for its cease-fire violations. It’s simple logic: Only the party initiating attacks would oppose the use of technology that identifies the ceasefire violator.

Azerbaijan’s rejection of the Royce-Engel peace proposal represents the height of irresponsibility, raising the risk of a regional war amid a global pandemic.


ARAM HAMPARIAN

Executive director

Armenian National Committee of America

Washington


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