US News Nagorno-Karabakh: negotiations break down between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Washington

04:05  24 october  2020
04:05  24 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a six-year war over Nagorno - Karabakh before reaching a truce in 1994 but have both since blamed one The Republic is a subject of dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenians , it historically is occupied by Armenians but was included into Azerbaijan after the

L’espoir de trouver une solution diplomatique au conflit du Haut-Karabakh s’amenuise, après l’échec d’un nouveau round de négociation vendredi à Washington entre les ministres des Affaires étrangères arménien et azerbaïdjanais. © Karo Sahakyan / Armenian Government / AFP The hope of finding a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is dwindling after the failure of a new round of negotiations Friday in Washington between the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers.

Hopes of finding a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are dwindling after another round of negotiations failed this Friday, October 23 in Washington. A disappointment for all those who wait for diplomacy to take over arms.

With our correspondent in Mingachevir, Emmanuel Grynszpan

The talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, under the leadership of the American secretary of state, were in fact only short separate talks between each belligerent and Mike Pompeo .

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The bloody flareup between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a territorial dispute risks escalating into a Tempers are boiling over in Armenia and Azerbaijan amid clashes in Nagorno - Karabakh © The reason was largely down to the Bolshevik's desire for Turkey to eventually embrace communism.

Nagorno - Karabakh has repeatedly reported the artillery shelling of peaceful settlements of the unrecognised republic, including its capital, Stepanakert. Armenia has declared martial law and - for the first time - general mobilisation, claiming that Ankara is actively supporting Baku.

So this is clearly a step back from the previous diplomatic contact on October 10, when the two ministers spent more than ten hours together in the office of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Immediately after their meeting with Mike Pompeo on Friday evening, Azerbaijani diplomatic adviser Eltchin Amirbeyov explained that trust is now almost zero between the two countries, especially because of the failure of the two ceasefires.

Eltchin Amirbeyov says Baku is still ready for negotiations, but only on political settlement. For him, the door is still open to autonomy for Nagorno-Karabakh , but only after the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian forces. In other words, a complete surrender of Yerevan which would be politically suicidal for the Prime Minister, Nikol Pachinian .

See also : Nagorno-Karabakh: the laborious truce between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Nagorno-Karabakh: Lachin residents flee to the town of Goris .
© AP Photo Smoke rises in the sky after the bombing of the town of Stepanakert by the Azerbaijani army on October 24, 2020 (image d 'drawing). With the continuing fighting and the Azerbaijani army continuing to advance south and near the Lachin corridor, the main passage between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, residents are fleeing the bombardments. Many have found refuge in Goris, the first major city after the Armenian border.

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