The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Hawaii State Senate rejects anti-Azerbaijani resolutions

Hawaii State Senate rejects anti-Azerbaijani resolutions



On March 10, 2016 two anti-Azerbaijani resolutions (SR 60 and SCR 93) were introduced at the Hawaii State Senate, Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles told Trend.

The resolutions were introduced by legislators, misled by radical Armenian special interest groups.

If adopted, the Hawaii State Legislature would have recognized the illegal regime called the "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", which has been established on Azerbaijan's territory by Armenia following its invasion and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijan's lands in 1991-94. The so-called "NKR", a regime of Armenia, has not been recognized by the US or any other country in the world.

The United Nations Security Council and other major international organizations have repeatedly condemned this illegal occupation as well as reaffirmed their support for Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.

Immediately after learning about these totally flawed, biased and misleading resolutions, the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles contacted the Hawaii Senators via phone calls and official letters, drawing their attention to the gross misrepresentation of facts concerning the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

As a result of these efforts, the Hawaii State Senate leadership issued on March 11, 2016 an official statement determinedly rejecting the mentioned resolutions. The statement says that the "Hawai‘i State Senate, consistent with the policies of the US to respect the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, will not consider and does not support the adoption of these resolutions."

Azerbaijan's Consulate General thanked the Hawaii State Senate leadership for their principled statesmanship.