U.S. State Dept. calls for end of violence at Karabakh border
U.S. State Dept. calls for end of violence at Karabakh border –
PanARMENIAN.Net – The U.S. State Department issued a statement urging for immediate de-escalation of tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone.
“We have received credible reports that Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have used mortars and other heavy weapons along the international border, resulting in civilian casualties and damage to villages,” the U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press statement.
“We are deeply troubled by the escalation and condemn any military action that targets civilians. We call for an immediate end to such violence, for the de-escalation of tensions, and, in the strongest possible terms, for the avoidance of civilian casualties,” Kirby said.
The Spokesperson went on to remind the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan of “their commitment to reach a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict working closely with the Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.”