As we have previously reported here in SOFREP, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been visiting various nations this year. She visited Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky in May and Taiwan last month. And now, Pelosi is on another trip visiting embattled Armenia. 

Pelosi arrived in Armenia as she led a congressional delegation to show support to Armenia after the fighting that started two weeks ago that resulted in 200 deaths (just last week). Pelosi met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan together with other local officials. The meeting reportedly represented “the strong and ongoing support of the United States” for Armenia as the country faces a conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory

Pelosi joined local officials during a conference where she outrightly called out Azerbaijan in their attacks. She said this war was “initiated by the Azeries and there has to be recognition of that.” However, the Baku had a strong rebuttal to Pelosi’s statements saying these are biased and unfair accusations. 

In a press release from Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they noted that the American congresswoman’s remarks were “groundless and unfair.”

“The incident that took place on the deemed border, which is not delimited yet on the night of September 12-13, 2022 was a large-scale military provocation by Armenia against Azerbaijan, and this provocation was prevented by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country was ensured. Currently, the ceasefire regime is observed and the escalation of the situation has been prevented. All responsibility for the escalation of the situation in the region and the large-scale provocation lies with the military-political leadership of Armenia.”