US against the military solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict- Reno Harnish

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 21 April 2006 19:51 (UTC +04:00)

Attempts to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict militarily will negatively affect the whole region and official Washington is against such policy, the American ambassador, Reno Harnish told at his press-conference on April 21, dedicated to the termination of his diplomatic service in Azerbaijan, Trend reports.

I never considered this conflict as a frozen one and as an American representative I announce that Washington is ready to render any possible assistance in peaceful resolution of the problem, the ambassador said.

Speaking about the military trainings at the occupied Azerbaijani territories, the American diplomat told that any initiatives or attempts to escalate the situation in the region should be prevented as they may lead to resumption of the conflict, Harnish said.

Azerbaijan and Armenia have reached some headway in the talks in the frames of the negotiating process. US will continue to support the long term resolution of the conflict, the ambassador said.