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Warlick: US stands ready to help in Karabakh conflict’s settlement

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 9 July 2016 10:42 (UTC +04:00)
The US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan about the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Warlick: US stands ready to help in Karabakh conflict’s settlement

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 9

By Anakhanum Idayatova – Trend:

The US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan about the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said the US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick on Twitter.

“All reject war and are committed to negotiations. The US stands ready to help,” he added.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the NATO summit in Warsaw July 8.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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