YEREVAN 5 C°
RA CB:
  • USD - 483.94 AMD +0.94 EUR - 512.2 AMD +0.2 RUB - 7.88 AMD +0.88 GBP - 595.54 AMD +0.54
  • GOLD - 22 455,97 AMD SILVER - 259,35 AMD PLATINUM - 13 785,72 AMD

Trump Administration Attacks U.S. Aid Program to Artsakh

The Trump Administration is targeting the humanitarian aid program in Artsakh, attempting to end U.S. funding for HALO Trust’s de-mining program that has saved countless lives across the Republic, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) official website reports. 

U.S. Representatives Brad Sherman and TJ Cox are leading a Congressional campaign encouraging USAID Administrator Mark Green to reverse course and preserve the Nagorno Karabakh de-mining program. Administrator Green testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee on April 9th of this year that USAID was committed to completing the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnances within the traditional boundaries of Nagorno Karabakh.

“President Trump is wrong to bow to Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev’s reckless demand that America end U.S. humanitarian aid to Artsakh,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “A modest expenditure that represents a major investment in peace, this aid program has, since Fiscal Year 1998, delivered desperately needed maternal health care, provided families with clean drinking water, and cleared farms and villages of deadly mines. We thank each and every U.S. legislator who is seeking to advance U.S. interests and American values by continuing U.S. humanitarian aid to Artsakh in the face of foreign attempts to meddle in American decision-making.”


Weather
Yerevan
fair (day)
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 4 km/h
5 C°
 
   
10.12.2019
-1°   
11.12.2019
Poll

Does the Government of Armenia sufficiently inform our society about the Karabakh settlement process?