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Biden administration waives restriction blocking military aid to Azerbaijan

The Greek Current

14min

President Biden has notified Congress that the administration is extending a waiver to Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act, allowing US military assistance to Azerbaijan that was originally restricted over its conflict with Armenia and tension over Nagorno-Karabakh. The move comes days after President Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, and has been criticized by Armenian American advocates and observers like expert Michael Rubin. Michael Rubin joins us on The Greek Current today to analyze this decision and its broader impact on the region. 

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon official.

Read Michael Rubin’s piece in The National Interest: Blinken’s Cynicism Post-Genocide Recognition Emboldens Further Aggression

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