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United States gave a peremptory reply to Azerbaijan’s accusations.

Acting Spokesperson of the US State Department Marie Harf responded to yesterday’s accusations by official Baku regarding State Department’s interference in Azerbaijan’s internal affairs, the Azerbaijani Turan news agency reports.

“The Azerbaijan Government has considered your statement as interference in its internal affairs and on the official Azerbaijan newspaper today they ran a front-page editorial accusing President Obama and Secretary Kerry of pursuing a pro-Armenian policy and trying to destabilize the region. Do you have a response to the Azerbaijan Government?”- Ms Harf was asked during daily press briefing on Friday.

“I actually haven’t seen the link. And look, we are very clear when we speak up about our concerns about human rights someplace. And attempting to blame us for things or turn the tables on the United States is really just a distraction from their own situation, which we have been very concerned about in terms of the human rights there. So I think we’re very clear when we disagree on human rights issues,” she said.

The mutual exchange of “courtesies” between Azerbaijan and United States is related to the conviction of human rights activist Rasul Jafarov. 

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