SARAH ALTUWAIJRI WRITES — This previous Saturday, October 20, a whole lot took to the streets in Santa Clarita, marching to deliver consciousness to the plight of Armenians and to lift funds for navy purchases, infrastructure and humanitarian help. One of many protesters, Anna Sarvkian, a 19-year-old pupil acknowledged, “Armenia is on the verge of yet one more genocide and the world is silent.”
Many Armenian-Individuals are upset in regards to the silence of President Trump and the US authorities. Because of this, many flew out to Washington to protest in entrance of the White home, and a few even traveled to Armenia to interact in combating.
For many years, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been combating over Nagorno Karabakh, a mountainous area with a inhabitants of 150,000 folks. The Soviets gave the area to Azerbaijan, however its ethnic majority is Armenian. Armenian authorities have made many efforts to take management of Nagorno Karabakh however Azerbaijan prevented that, leading to many years of ethnic clashes. The latest battle led to 350 deaths, so different nations stepped in.
Turkey, an ally of Azerbaijan, has despatched 1,000 Syrian refugees to battle in Armenia and supply coaching. Russia is caught in between, with a proper navy alliance to Armenia in addition to shut ties with Azerbaijan. Beforehand, Russia tried to mediate the battle, and in 2019 each side agreed to launch an announcement declaring the necessity for “taking concrete measures to organize the populations for peace.” It failed, and now the UN is now calling for emergency talks within the effort to keep away from full-scale warfare.
On Saturday, each nations agreed to a ceasefire, however by Sunday violence arose, with both sides blaming the opposite. In September, each nations declared Martial Regulation.
Isn’t this tragic? If the violence worsens, a warfare may get away involving Turkey, Russia, Iran and France in addition to different international locations. Will this battle be resolved? Will the US step into the fray to assist? Let’s hope so.