"The United States, as a non-regional country, through its actions and statements is undermining transportation security efforts of the regional countries" was says Commentary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in response to groundless remarks by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James O’Brien at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe hearing, APA reports.
"It is well known to the U.S. side that ArmeniaAzerbaijan has not fulfilled its obligations arising from paragraph 9 of the 2020 Tripartite Statement, which led Azerbaijan to decide to build alternative roads. It is the sovereign right of Azerbaijan to agree with neighboring countries how to build a communication lines, that also includes an agreement with Iran related a route to its Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Against this backdrop, Azerbaijan also reconfirms the priority of the “3+2” format (Azerbaijan-Armenia-Türkiye-Russia-Iran) for the security of the region. Therefore, any comments that undermines these efforts are inappropriate", was noted in the commentary of MFA