September 30, 2021

Schiff Includes Provision in Intelligence Authorization Act Ordering Intelligence Report on Ongoing, Potential Threats to Armenia and Artsakh

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus included a measure in the 2022 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was passed out of the House Intelligence Committee this afternoon, requiring an unclassified report on the likelihood of future military action within the Southern Caucuses -- including Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

“Despite Azerbaijan and Armenia’s ceasefire agreement, unprovoked and ongoing Azerbaijani aggression against the people of Armenia and Artsakh means thousands of innocent civilians still live in danger, and the threat to our allies in the region remains high,” said Schiff. “We need a robust understanding of the present-day situation and all of the relevant military dynamics, capabilities, and potential threats, so that we are better prepared to use every diplomatic channel available to avert another deadly crisis.”

Click here to read the full text of the amendment.