Richard Morningstar: “The amendments to the Jackson-Vanik is not related to Azerbaijan”

Richard Morningstar: “The amendments to the Jackson-Vanik is not related to Azerbaijan”
# 10 September 2012 14:38 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. “The Jackson-Vanik amendment is not related to Azerbaijan, it will impact the relations with Russia,” US ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar told journalists APA reports.

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok, the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said Jackson-Vanik amendment will be repealed already before this month is out”.
The Jackson-Vanik amendment, adopted in 1974, imposed trade restrictions on the Soviet Union for its poor human rights policies, particularly restrictions on the emigration of religious minorities. The Jackson- Vanik amendment is also being applied in Azerbaijan.
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