On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) in an in-depth interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian, said that the United States Congress should recognize Artsakh’s independence and the OSCE Minsk Group should re-engage in Artsakh (Karabakh) settlement talks. He also discussed measures to curb Turkey’s role in the region.
“There are pressing issues regarding territory, POWs, war crimes, preservation of historical and cultural artifacts, and the Minsk Group needs to get busy and initiate a meaningful process to resolve these issues,” said Rep. Schiff in the interview.
The Congressman hopes the Biden Administration will prioritize the issues.
“We don’t want Russia and Turkey to decide these questions. We want the Minsk Group to solve these issues in consultation with Armenia and Artsakh so that we have a lasting and meaningful peace,” he said.
Schiff also reflected on the events that rocked the United States this month and said that the country must come together to confront challenges, adding that the President Joe Biden took the fist step in uniting the country through his inauguration speech on Wednesday.