Dand according to the US State Department spokesman, Blinken called the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinian, to express “the United States’ deep concern for the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh”.
“The United States calls on Azerbaijan to protect civilians and respect its obligations regarding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh, and to ensure that its forces respect international humanitarian law,” Blinken said via the website -voice, Matthew Miller.
The head of North American diplomacy had already held three peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, to ease tensions between the two countries in relation to that territory, annexed to Azerbaijan in 1921 by Soviet power, but inhabited mainly by Armenians. .
Azerbaijan promised today at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to treat the Armenian majority in the secessionist region of Nagorno-Karabakh as “equal citizens”.
“I want to reiterate that Azerbaijan is determined to reintegrate the Armenian inhabitants of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan as equal citizens,” said Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov at the general debate of the UN General Assembly.
Azerbaijan launched an operation at the beginning of the week in this breakaway region inhabited mainly by Armenians, achieving a lightning victory. Armenian separatists agreed to hand over their weapons on Friday.
This mountainous enclave was in the past the scene of two wars between the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia: one from 1988 to 1994 (30,000 deaths) and another in the autumn of 2020 (6,500 deaths).
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