by Ashot Safaryan
The California Senate-adopted Resolution - AJR 32 encouraging Artsakh's (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation has no legal force, Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said at today's press conference in Yerevan.
"In the meantime, the Resolution has psychological significance. It demonstrates the Armenian lobby's muscle outside Armenia", Iskandaryan said. He added that the Resolution also has a political significance, since California is the largest US state in terms of population and the Congressmen of California are quite influential.
"So, the given event is of both psychological and political importance, but one should not exaggerate it", he said.
To remind, on August 28 the California State Senate, led by incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, by an overwhelming majority of votes on Wednesday passed Assembly member Mike Gatto's resolution, AJR 32, encouraging Artsakh's (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation and formally calling upon the upon the President and Congress of the United States to support the self- determination and democratic independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.