Gottheimer Statement on Ceasefire Violations in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

Oct 17, 2022


Today, October 17, 2022, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), released the following statement:

“I am deeply concerned that Azerbaijani forces have continued to violate the U.S.-mediated ceasefire and have opened fire on Armenian positions, even as an advance team for the announced European Union observer mission arrived in Yerevan. This civilian mission is a crucial follow up to the U.S.-brokered truce, which helped restore calm following last month’s clashes that killed at least 286 people. As a Jewish American, the targeting of ethnic minorities is deeply personal for me. The U.S. must do more to stand with Armenians, including expanding aid to Artsakh deportees and cutting aid to Azerbaijan.”

Gottheimer has been a strong supporter of Armenia against Azerbaijani attacks. As a proud member of the bipartisan Congressional Armenian Caucus, Gottheimer also met with Armenian refugees of the 44 Day War earlier this year.

Gottheimer has cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Education Act, as well as House Resolutions calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release all prisoners of war and captured civilians, condemning atrocities committed by the Republic of Azerbaijan, and condemning Azerbaijan’s unprovoked military attack on Armenia. He has also signed letters urging support for pro-Armenian foreign aid priorities in 2021 and 2022 including aid to Artsakh. Gottheimer also supports recognition of the Armenian Genocide and stopping sales of U.S. F-16s and Russian S-400s to Turkey.

###Gottheimer Statement on Ceasefire Violations in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

Recent Posts

Dec 4, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Calls On Rutgers University to Protect Students and Remove Antisemitic, Anti-Israel Speakers From December 7 Event

NORTH JERSEY — Today, December 4, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) wrote to Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway, calling on him to take action in response to the University’s inclusion of antisemitic, anti-Israel, and hate-filled upcoming guest speakers Marc Lamont Hill and Nick Estes at a Rutgers-sponsored event on December 7 entitled “Race, Liberation, and […]

Dec 4, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer, Lawler Stand with NYC Restaurant Owner Against NY’s $15/Day Congestion Tax

Above: Gottheimer with Rep. Lawler and Julio Pena, co-owner of NYC restaurant Il Posto Accanto. NEW YORK, NY — Today, December 4, 2023, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Mike Lawler (NY-17) joined Julio Pena, owner of restaurant Il Posto Accanto, to highlight the terrible impact New York’s proposed $15-a-day Congestion Tax will have on small […]

Nov 30, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on New York’s Congestion Tax

NORTH JERSEY — Today, November 29, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement: “As advertised, New York is officially sticking it to Jersey families with their commuter-crushing Congestion Tax. On top of the existing tolls, it’ll be 15 bucks every day to go into the city with no discounts at the GW Bridge […]