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Topic - Matthew J. Bryza
In the hottest diplomatic dispute facing Congress as it convenes next week, Armenian-Americans are stepping up their campaign to prevent Matthew J. Bryza from serving as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Tuesday.
Recent pieces in The Washington Times regarding Matthew J. Bryza's nomination to the position of U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan lend credence to a manufactured controversy related to Mr. Bryza's confirmation to a strategically important post for the United States ("Emissary entanglements," Opinion, Aug. 12).
A major Armenian-American organization is raising conflict-of-interest questions about Matthew J. Bryza, who is scheduled to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday for a hearing on his nomination to serve as ambassador to Azerbaijan, Armenia's deadly rival.
Mr. Bryza noted that only way to have any success pursuing U.S. interests is to remain objective and fair to both parties.