"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)
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