US Congressman Calls For Reunion Of North And South Azerbaijan
Dana Rohrabacher

News.Az
Mon 30 July 2012 09:58 GMT | 10:58 Local Time

'People of Azerbaijan are geographically divided into two parts, and
many are calling for a reunion after nearly two centuries of foreign
domination.' US Congressman Dane Rohrabacher sent a letter to US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging to support the struggle
for the independence of the Azerbaijanis of Iran.

The statement is posted on the official website of the Congressman.

The letter was prompted by a recent report on the military cooperation
between Azerbaijan and Israel.

"For the US it would be appropriate to support this cooperation
(Israel and Azerbaijan), because the dictatorial regime of Tehran is
the enemy of both countries," the letter reads.

The letter stated that today the people of Azerbaijan are
geographically divided into two parts, and many are calling for a
reunion after nearly two centuries of foreign domination.

The number of Azerbaijanis in Iran is twice as high as in Azerbaijan.

Their homeland was divided between Russia and Persia in 1828, without
their consent, the congressman said.

"The Republic of Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991, when the
Soviet Union collapsed. Now it is the time for the Azerbaijanis of
Iran also to gain freedom", the letter says.

In his letter, the congressman also points out that assistance to
the legitimate aspirations of the Azerbaijani people's struggle for
independence is a noble cause.

"This is more dangerous for the Iranian tyrants than the threat of
bombing its underground nuclear bunkers", the letter says.




From: A. Papazian