I am here to meet people who have fled Nagorno-Karabakh, to find out what happened to them, to hear about their fears, their stories. Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said at a press conference at the US Embassy in Yerevan Monday.
"The main goal of my visit is to get as much information as possible and to provide support, to convey the urgency that there should be independent eyes and an international presence here in Nagorno-Karabakh," he said.
Samantha Power gave a vague answer to an observation that Aliyev and Erdogan continue to talk about the "Zangezur corridor", making direct or indirect threats to Armenia, what leverages does the US have to restrain Azerbaijan and NATO member Turkey from starting a new war.
"Secretary of State Blinken, Jake Sullivan and the Biden administration have made great efforts to ensure a just and lasting peace in the region. Blinken held many tripartite meetings with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the EU and Charles Michel organized such meetings with the leaders of the two countries. A lot of effort has been put into peace building. This region can gain a lot from peace," she said, adding that she understands there is skepticism about political moves given their results.