Joe Biden authorizes direct US aid to Azerbaijan

Joe Biden authorizes direct US aid to Azerbaijan

Joe Biden's administration extended the suspension of Amendment 907 to the Freedom Support Act, which means direct US assistance to Azerbaijan is allowed, The Hill reports.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken informed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about the extension of the 907th amendment’s suspension in a telephone conversation.

Blinken notified the US Congress of the suspension extension and noted that aid to Azerbaijan would not interfere with ongoing efforts to peacefully resolve the Karabakh conflict. He stressed that assistance is necessary to "strengthen the security of Azerbaijan's borders."

The US Congress adopted this amendment in 1992; it prohibited the US from providing government assistance to Baku in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

After the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the American administration temporarily suspended the act.

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