Wall – Kim Kardashian and Dr. Eric Esrelyan wrote an article addressed to US President Joe Biden. The article, titled “My call to Joe Biden to stop a new Armenian genocide”, discussed Azerbaijan’s closure of the Lachin Corridor, the main road linking Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh, and ‘the US’s duty to protect the Armenian people. and the responsibility of the world to Azerbaijan were discussed. That said, now is the time to act.
In an article published in Rolling Stone magazine, Kardashian and Esrelyan wrote, “We are Armenians. We are the grandchildren of survivors of the Armenian Genocide, and we do not want to talk about recognizing or commemorating any genocide in the future. ” Noting that Azerbaijan has “blocked the only lifeline between local Christian Armenians and the rest of the world” in Nagorno-Karabakh from December 2022, the two said, “they are blocking access to food, medical products and Are dependent on humanitarian aid.” For years.”
‘America should immediately decide its stand’
Claiming that the Russia–Ukraine war has made Azerbaijan stand out as an alternative to Russia in terms of oil and gas for many countries, Kardashian and Esrelyan said, “However, this state of dependence has led to the autocratic Azeri government. have been encouraged to use hunger as a weapon.” The Armenian population in the region.” He wrote, “There is no time left for thought, prayer and concern.” The article claimed that despite a ceasefire agreement signed after the war in 2020, the war “is not over in the minds of Azerbaijanis “Attacks against Armenian soldiers continue and the Azerbaijani government is developing anti-Armenian policies.”
Claiming that the blocking of access to the area by human rights organizations such as the International Red Cross and the ‘hateful rhetoric accompanying the blockade indicates genocidal intent’, the two argued that ‘those who support starvation are pretending that Are coordinating social media campaigns to show that the blockade does not exist’. Kardashian and Esrelian called Biden and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and called for ‘immediate determination’. “They should put pressure on Azerbaijan to open the corridor unconditionally,” both wrote.
The agreement also includes safe passage through the Lenin Corridor
Azerbaijan introduced border controls in April at the beginning of the Lachin corridor, the only road link between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. In its statement in June, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced that the route of convoys carrying aid to those areas in Nagorno-Karabakh had been blocked by Azerbaijan. Armenians living in the area said they particularly had problems with food and medicine.
In a statement by the Azerbaijan State Border Service in July, it was announced that smuggled goods such as mobile phones were transported from Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh by vehicles of the Red Cross organization, therefore temporarily closing the border. was given. The statement also claimed that the Red Cross “did not take the necessary steps” to prevent the transportation of smuggled goods. The International Red Cross organization rejected the allegations.
In 2020, the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region left more than 6,500 people dead. Azerbaijan had recaptured a large part of Nagorno-Karabakh by defeating Armenia. After the war, both countries signed an armistice agreement under the mediation of Russia. The agreement also includes ensuring safe passage to Azerbaijan through the corridor. (foreign news)