The Armenian American community, having witnessed the terrible human suffering inflicted on Nagorno Karabagh from 1992 through 1994 by Azerbaijani-financed Afghan-Taliban mercenaries, is deeply proud of Armenia's role as a partner of the United States in the war against international terrorism, and welcomes the Armenian military's participation - along with U.S. forces - in the Coalition working to bring peace to Iraq.
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, Armenia took immediate security measures to protect the American Embassy in Yerevan and implemented a series of measures to cooperate with the United States, including, 1) granting blanket clearance for U.S. flights over Armenian territory, as well as refueling and landing rights for U.S. aircraft; 2) offering to share intelligence with relevant U.S. agencies; 3) offering medical treatment for U.S. troops in Armenia’s hospitals, including the specialized Spinal Injuries Treatment Hospital of the Armenian Red Cross in Yerevan; 4) implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1373 to freeze bank accounts that terrorists and their supporters may have in Armenia’s financial institutions, and; 5) ratifying the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.
Security-related cooperation between the United States and Armenia extends beyond the war on international terrorism and includes joint efforts to combat weapons of mass destruction proliferation and transnational crime, and to improve export control and border security programs. Among the key programs in these areas are: 1) Department of Defense/Customs Service Counter-proliferation Program; 2) Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program; 3) Department of Defense Warsaw Initiative/NATO Partnership for Peace; 4) Department of State International Science and Technology Center; 5) U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, and 6) Department of State Export Control/Border Security Assistance, including the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund, and Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Activities.