US Ambassador Applauds Development of Democracy in Totalitarian Azerbaijan

In Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan's "North Korea"


The US Ambassador Richard Morningstar applauded the "development of democracy" in Azerbaijan's remote Nakhchivan region during his visit there, according to Azerbaijan's official state news agency AzerTac (in English) and Nakhchivan's local government's official news portal (in Azeri language).The US Embassy in Baku did not comment on this subject in its communications regarding the visit.

Azerbaijan has one of the world's worst records on democracy and human rights, according to international organizations and the US state Department's annual reports. However, the situation in the country's remote Nakhchivan enclave, dubbed by journalists as "Azerbaijan's North Korea", is exceptionally bad even by the low Azerbaijani standards.