The Senate deputies of the American state of New Jersey have recognized the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and condemned Azerbaijan's actions against civilians during the last autumn aggravation of the Karabakh conflict. Some Facebook users, including those of Armenian origin, expressed their approval of this decision.
Besides, the deputies recognized the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. The Senate recognized the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh after the Committee members, Ani Chaglasyan and Joe Ariyan, testified before the Senate's Judicial Committee in support of the decision. Senator Joseph Lagana initiated the resolution, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has reported on the Facebook.
The "Caucasian Knot" has also reported that on October 23, 2020, the authorities of the Cliffside Park District in Birgen County (New Jersey), the city of Fort Lee and the Fowler City Council (California) recognized the independence of Karabakh.
Earlier, on October 16, 2020, the Council of the French department of Aude-de-Seine, and on October 19, the City Council of the French city of Vienne adopted resolutions in support of Nagorno-Karabakh and expressed concerns about the war in the region.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 1, 2021 at 10:32 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.