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World Pompeo meets Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs as fighting rages

17:56  23 october  2020
17:56  23 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Pompeo has joined other global leaders in pushing for an end to the fighting over the disputed territory. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks a diplomatic solution to end the fighting in Nagarno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan .

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan but there were no signs of progress in halting an eruption of fighting over contested Nagorno-Karabakh.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began talks with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan in a new international bid to halt an eruption of fighting.

Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen here at a press conference on October 21, 2020, is meeting separately with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh © NICHOLAS KAMM US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen here at a press conference on October 21, 2020, is meeting separately with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Pompeo shook hands and exchanged pleasantries as he opened a meeting at the State Department with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

He was due to meet afterward with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. The foreign ministries in both Yerevan and Baku have ruled out a three-way meeting in Washington.

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  Civilians hit as Armenia Azerbaijan conflict rages Each accuses the other of targeting civilians in renewed fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.Azerbaijan said an Armenian missile had killed at least 13 civilians in Ganja, a city far from the front lines.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov before separate talks with his Armenian counterpart US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged an end to fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh as he met his counterparts from Azerbaijan and Armenia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan but there were no signs of progress in halting an eruption of fighting over contested Nagorno-Karabakh. Pompeo shook hands and exchanged pleasantries but made no substantive remarks in separate

Ahead of the talks, Pompeo kept expectations in check, noting that previous ceasefire bids have not held.

"It's a complicated diplomatic situation," Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday.

"Our view remains, as does the view of nearly every European country, that the right path forward is to cease the conflict, tell them to de-escalate, that every country should stay out, provide no fuel for this conflict, no weapons systems, no support," he said.


Video: Armenia-backed separatist soldiers on the frontline vow to defend Karabakh (AFP)

"It is at that point that a diplomatic solution that would be acceptable to all can potentially be achieved."

Russia has been in the forefront of diplomacy on the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies in Azerbaijan and is controlled by Armenian separatists backed by Yerevan.

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Pompeo , who had downplayed expectations and did not speak alongside either minister, "emphasized the need to end the violence and protect civilians," the Two ceasefire bids have already failed in the month of fighting with Armenia acknowledging that Azerbaijan has made military gains on the ground.

Mike Pompeo urged Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders to reach a diplomatic solution between the two nations, as both sides continued to battle despite a The Armenian -controlled Nagorno-Karabakh defense ministry said it counted 1,009 deaths among its forces since the fighting broke out on Sept.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the death toll was nearing 5,000 in the worst flare-up in the conflict between the former Soviet republics in more than two decades.

The United States has officially voiced neutrality and is a co-chair of the so-called Minsk group with Russia and France on Nagorno-Karabakh.

Pompeo, however, recently characterized Armenia's actions as defensive and has criticized the involvement of Turkey, a staunch ally of Azerbaijan.

The United States has a large and politically active Armenian diaspora but also strategic ties with Azerbaijan, a rare Muslim-majority nation to have strong relations with Israel.

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What’s Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? .
Turkey supports Azerbaijan and wants a seat at the negotiating table, but Ankara’s interest goes beyond brotherly love.Turkey has also called for a truce, but it has struck a different tone.

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