US remains committed to peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
October 1, 2016 Leave a comment
OSCE Minsk Group’s US co-chair James Warlick said that the US remains committed to peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“The US remains committed to peace in Nagorno-Karabakh and will work actively with the OSCE Co-Chairs to mediate a settlement acceptable to the sides “, he tweeted.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.