The statement came from spokesperson for the US embassy in Baku Keith Bean while commenting on reports by US-based Armenian website Asbarez claiming that event on separatist Nagnorno-Karabakh was held in Golden Hall of the US Congress on 13 September.
‘The Congress was not marking “independence” of Karabakh. The event was organized by the co-chairs of the Armenian group in Congress,” Bean said.
In the US political system congressmen, as representatives of the legislative branch, have are entitled to organize an event without permission from the executive branch.
The delegation of separatists from the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, led by Ashot Ghulyan, are in the capital of the United States to participate in celebrations dedicated to separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to Asbarez, the Congressmen who attended 13 September event voiced a support for recognition of the break-away regime.