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Two U.S. foreign agents terminate contracts with Azerbaijan

panarmenian.net10/22nd/2020, 8:00

Two U.S. foreign agents terminate contracts with Azerbaijan

October 22, 2020 - 11:58 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - The lobbying firm The Livingston Group and the law firm DLA Piper – both in the U.S. – have terminated their connections with Azerbaijan.

On October 13, The Livingston Group terminated its registration as a foreign agent of Azerbaijan, and on October 16 DLA Piper terminated its contract with Azerbaijan’s state-owned rail transport operator.

The DLA Piper contract related directly to Azerbaijan’s transport of oil and its efforts to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran.

The Armenian Assembly of America announced a campaign on Tuesday, October 20 to pressure lobbying and public relations firms to “reject blood money” from Azerbaijan.

News reports disclose that the Azerbaijani government alone admits retaining the services of some of the most influential lobbying firms in Washington, D.C. The lead firm, BGR Group, reported more than $500,000 in fees in 2019. Other firms listed in ne...

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