"The document adopted by the U.S. State of California doesn’t have any legal significance and it is nothing more than a piece of paper. Nagorno-Karabakh isn’t recognized as a republic in the document, the State has no right to pass such a decision,” Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elman Abdullayev said at today’s briefing, SIA reports.
The California State Senate appealed to the U.S. Congress and President to recognize the independence of the so-called "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" yesterday. The Armenian media reported it as if the California State Senate recognized the independence of the so-called "Nagorno Karabakh Republic"
" California's Senators are victims of the Armenian propaganda. They are under the financial influence of the Armenian community. 17 out of 40 senators, including President of the Senate refused to vote for the resolution. It is a declarative document and has no effect. However, the Armenian side is conducting false propaganda in this regard, especially the radical Armenian lobby is trying to deceive simple Armenians as usual. The Azerbaijani side will expose these lies.” stressed Abdullayev.
However, the racist anti-Azerbaijani resolution AJR 32 on Nagorno-Karabakh has been on the agenda of the California State Senate for some time. It says: “From the very beginning, a number of serious measures were undertaken by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles to counter the resolution. These measures included, inter alia, sending letters of protest to all senators, holding numerous meetings with them, thus explaining the biasedness and flawedness of the AJR 32, its contradiction to America’s stated foreign policy and national interests, as well as the fact that this racist resolution justified ethnic cleansing and illegal occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia. Moreover, the Azerbaijani community of California also got mobilized and through various means harshly protested against the resolution.
As a result, despite inordinate amount of effort by the Armenian lobby in California, where around 1 million Armenians reside, despite all the efforts by the two Armenian members of the California Legislature, as well as in spite of all the pressure by this ethnic lobby on senators using threats, blackmail and other means, 17 out of 40 senators refused to vote for the resolution. At the same time, the senators who receive massive financial contributions for their election campaigns and therefore hugely depend on the Armenian lobby, voted for AJR 32, disregarding all the solid facts presented to them. This is a pure political corruption. It has no other name. It is also a strong indicator of a serious flaw in America’s political system that needs an urgent fixing.
It should also be stressed that this resolution is not the first resolution adopted by the California Legislature regarding Nagorno-Karabakh. However, it has no any legal or political significance. The entire international community, including the United States and United Nations, recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan. Therefore such meaningless pieces of paper are unable to change this position”.