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We call on Azerbaijan to return the troops to their initial positions: US Embassy to Armenia

armenpress.am09/23rd/2022, 4:48

We call on Azerbaijan to return the troops to their initial positions: US Embassy to Armenia

The United States Embassy in Armenia is calling on Azerbaijan to return its troops to their initial positions, the embassy said in response to a query from First Channel News.

To the question, “how do you assess Azerbaijan's actions towards the sovereign territory of Armenia?” the US Embassy to Armenia answered: “There can be no military solution to the conflict, and the use of force is not acceptable. We mourn the loss of life, including reports of multiple civilian deaths inside Armenia. We are glad that our continued engagement at high levels with Azerbaijan and Armenia has helped the sides reach a ceasefire, and we continue to engage on and encourage the work needed to reach a lasting peace.”

First Channel News asked “What is the US diplomatic mission’s position regarding the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan illegally located in the sovereign territory of Armenia? Do you consider their withdrawal from the internationally recognized territory of Armenia an urgent necessity? The US Embassy stated, “We call on Azerbaijan to return troops to their initial positions. We urge that the cessation of hostilities and disengagement of military forces be maintained, and work to resolve all outstanding issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan through peaceful negotiations continued. The United States is prepared to do whatever it can to support these efforts.”

To the question “What is your position regarding Azerbaijan's targeting of civilian settlements and infrastructure in the territory of Armenia, as a resul...

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