The U.S. embassy is not plotting a coup in Azerbaijan. Nor is it instructing or financing any political party in the country. Suggestions to the contrary do an injustice to decades of significant U.S. cooperation and support for a stable, prosperous, and independent Azerbaijan, the US embassy in Baku says in a statement, according to Hazzin.az.
The US diplomatic mission in that Caspian Sea country had to make explanations after a range of pro-governmental media reported on financing of the Azerbaijani opposition on Absheron peninsula by the US diplomacy. There were even reports on meetings of the embassy staff with the opposition leaders and discussion of “coup d’etat.”
The embassy says that Ambassador Robert Francis Cekuta “has been meeting with representatives of a number of political parties, including the New Azerbaijan Party, the Popular Front Party, and Musavat, to listen to their views. All meetings have been announced publicly as part of the ambassador’s efforts to meet with and listen to Azerbaijanis from all aspects of society. The ambassador also continues meeting extensively with top figures in Azerbaijan’s government.”