"The U.S. supports a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We continue to engage actively with the sides. You know we're co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. Our longstanding policy shared by the Minsk Group co-chairs is that a just settlement must be based on international law, which includes the Helsinki Final Act, the principle of non-use of force or the threat of force, territorial integrity, and self-determination".
This was stated by the Director of the US State Department Press Office, Elizabeth Trudeau, at a briefing on Monday (3 October).
Ms Trudeau added that "the responsibility for peace rests on the leaders of both countries [Armenia and Azerbaijan], and we would reiterate their importance in finding a negotiated peace".
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photo: The State Department building in Washington DC (archive picture)
"The Republic of Turkey and the United States, as allies and strategic partners, reaffirm their mutual and unequivocal commitment to each other's security and defense", says a joint statement issued in Ankara on Friday