Azerbaijan, Baku /corr Trend A.Gasimova / The United States deeply regrets the tragic events that transpired in Khojaly 15 years ago and condemns all such attacks on civilians. Sean McCormack, spokesman for the US Department of State made this statement at a briefing. He was commenting on the US Administration's response to a letter by the Azerbaijani community of the United States to the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
"We send our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of that tragedy. In order to prevent any further loss of life, it is vital that a peaceful and just solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict be found as soon as possible," he stressed.
"The United States recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and remains committed to helping facilitate a negotiated settlement as one of the three co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group," McCormack stated.