The letter of response has been published in a January 20 editorial.
The ambassador said while a January 12 editorial rightly underscores Azerbaijan’s contribution to European energy security and promoting intercultural dialogue, it shows little appreciation for the changing realities in Eurasia.
“Should America’s partners relate to Washington based on what they learn about the United States from WikiLeaks, a source that you quote, or through the prism of individual cases, where the American view of justice differs from perceptions abroad? If so, the conversation would be reduced to counterproductive mutual accusations,” he added.
E. Suleymanov underlined that instead, focusing on a positive agenda and working to address real challenges, like the humanitarian needs of hundreds of thousands of displaced victims of Armenia’s occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territories around it, is a more productive approach.
“This would certainly fit both American values and interests. Finally, although the article seems to dismiss assertions that a coordinated campaign is waged against Azerbaijan, the sudden increase of one-sided criticism of my country in the American media speaks for itself,” the ambassador noted.