H.Con.Res. 247 (103rd): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the Nagorno Karabagh conflict.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of May 11, 1994 (Introduced).

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HCON 247 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 247

Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the Nagorno Karabagh conflict.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 1994

Mr. BILBRAY (for himself, Mr. LEHMAN, Mr. TORRES, Mr. BONIOR, and Mr. HOYER) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the Nagorno Karabagh conflict.

Whereas the Republic of Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabagh have been engaged in armed conflict since 1988 over the disputed Armenian-majority enclave of Nagorno Karabagh;

Whereas the Nagorno Karabagh conflict has resulted in more than 1,000,000 international refugees and the deaths of more than 15,000 people;

Whereas Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabagh, and Armenia have stated their desire to reach a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno Karabagh dispute; and

Whereas the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has put forth several proposals to end the hostilities over Nagorno Karabagh and bring a lasting and equitable peace to the region: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that--

      (1) both the Republic of Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabagh should immediately cease all hostilities and begin peace negotiations under the framework established by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe;

      (2) the parties to the conflict should, simultaneously, lift all blockades in the region; and

      (3) the President should take an active role in promoting peace and in monitoring the human rights situation in the region.