Nancy Pelosi Declares: ‘Azerbaijan Wrongfully Attacked Armenia.’

Nancy Pelosi just declared that what Azerbaijan did — attacking Armenia and slaughtering Armenian soldiers — was illegal, which is a smack to the face of the Azeris who claim they were simply defending themselves. As we read in DW:

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday condemned what she described as “illegal” border attacks by Azerbaijan on Armenia.

Pelosi was on a three-day visit to Yerevan. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit Armenia since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Her visit came just days after Armenia announced a cease-fire with Azerbaijan following a renewed flare of violence that left more than 200 people dead.

She said that it was important to stress the chronology of the conflict. “This was initiated by the Azeris and there has to be recognition of that,” Pelosi said.

Yerevan said that Baku had shelled at least six Armenia settlements inside the border on September 13, triggering a response from Armenia.

Baku slammed Pelosi’s comments. “The unsubstantiated and unfair accusations leveled by Pelosi against Azerbaijan are unacceptable,” Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“This is a serious blow to the efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the ministry added.