Hillary Clinton’s secret correspondence on Karabakh published

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev during their meeting in Baku, July 4, 2010.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev during their meeting in Baku, July 4, 2010.

In the correspondence of Hillary Clinton that she was carrying out through her personal mail there was found secret information. FBI discovered that letters sent by Clinton contained classified information. One of the secret letters directly relates to Azerbaijan.

Earlier this year before announcing her candidacy for the US presidency, Hillary Clinton referred to the US State Department more than 55 thousand of her personal e-mails.

According to The New York Times, FBI agents suspected Clinton used her personal e-mail for secret correspondence.

In the period from 2009 to 2011 at least 19 people, including Obama’s aides and senior US diplomats sent classified letters to personal e-mail address of Hillary Clinton.

As it turned out, the secret letters concerned the coup in Honduras, collisions on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border and the situation in Libya.

Correspondents of Azeri Daily managed to find in the electronic database of the US State Department the secret letter sent on 11 September 2009 and addressed to Hillary Clinton by John L. Espinoza, Deputy Director Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts.

secret letter sent on 11 September 2009
secret letter sent on 11 September 2009

The letter says: ‘Reports about an alleged lethal incident along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh remain unconfirmed. The potential implications on the peace process are not yet clear. At the moment, regional leaders are responding cautiously and the impact on other regional processes does not appear significant. The Armenian Ministry of Defense denied any unusual activity along the line of contact; the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense told media that incidents are frequent along the line of contact. Embassy Yerevan reports that it is customary to deny reports of sniper incidents along the line of contact, but that an incident of this magnitude would be difficult to cover up. Embassy Baku notes that President Aliyev is in Kazakhstan and local authorities could be waiting for his return before deciding on how to proceed. Neither of our Embassies have been able to confirm local media reports.’

Although this letter does not contain sensitive information, the very fact that the American diplomat sends a report on the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border to personal e-mail of Hillary Clinton, can be considered in the US a violation of the rules of diplomatic correspondence.

It is noteworthy that the published letters to Hillary Clinton contain information on the progress of the peace talks between Turkey and Armenia.

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