BAKU: US Amb: Peace is only answer with respect to NK conflict

Trend, Azerbaijan
Sept 28 2012

U.S. Ambassador: Peace is only answer with respect to
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.28 / Trend, A.Badalova /

The peace is the only answer with respect to the Armenian-Azerbaijani
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, U.S. Ambassador Richard Morningstar told
journalists in Baku on Friday.

“I will work with our Minsk Group negotiators and with the government
here to hopefully make progress with respect to the negotiations. We
can never give up because the peace is the only answer with respect to
the Nagorny Karabakh conflict,” he said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The
co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France and the U.S. – are
currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
surrounding regions.

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