Oklahoma, Texas Pass Measures Commemorating ‘Khojaly Massacre’


BAKU (Combined sources) — Azeri news sources reported that in March the state Senate in Oklahoma and the state House in Texas have both passed resolutions “recognizing the Khojaly Massacre” in Artsakh 21 years ago, which they claim was committed by Armenian forces.

“The document highlights the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the occupation of Khojaly by Armenian armed forces with the help of motor-infantry regiment of former USSR and the killing of over 600 innocent people of Khojaly, AzerTAg reported,” according to Trend Azeri news agency.

According to the report, the Oklahoma Senate is sending the document to the US Congress, the State Department and the US Embassy in Azerbaijan.

The resolution was introduced by Oklahoma state Sen. Tom Ivester.

The Texas House of Representatives adopted a similar resolution introduced by state Rep. Hubert Vo, becoming the fourth time the “massacre” has become recognized by a US state body.

In the last month, New Mexico and Arkansas also passed measures supporting the Azeri version of events.

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­ (Stories from Trend and News.Az were used in compiling this report.)

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