US calls for dialogue after renewed tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh

Secretary of State for USA, Anthony Blinkenurged on Friday the leaders of Armenia Y Azerbaijan to discuss the conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Blinkenwho is traveling in Asiaspoke on the phone with the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pachinyanand with the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyevaccording to a spokesman for the Department of State, Ned Price.

“The Secretary Blinken assured Prime Minister Pachinian that The United States is closely monitoring the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh”, Price explained.

In his conversations with the two leaders, Blinken called for direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve issues related to Nagorno Karabakh conflict or derived from it, added the spokesman.

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The recent incidents are likely to affect the peace treaty talks, mediated by the EUwhich have been taking place for several months between Azerbaijan and Armeniatwo rival former Soviet republics in the Caucasus.

After a war that left more than 30,000 dead in the early 1990sboth countries met again in the fall of 2020 for the Nagorno-Karaba controlj, a mountainous region that the Armenians supported when it broke away from Azerbaijan.

After the last war, Armenia ceded swathes of territory that he had controlled for decades, and Russia deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers to oversee a fragile truce.

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The resumption of fighting this week has left three dead and both sides accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan said he had lost a soldier, while the army of Karabakh assured that two of his soldiers had died.

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