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(ShahBlogger) – Azerbaijan’s international ministry mentioned on Thursday it couldn’t participate in a gathering with Armenia’s international minister deliberate for Nov. 20 in Washington due to the “one-sided strategy of the US”.

It mentioned senior U.S. officers had been unwelcome in Baku for a similar cause.

In the meantime, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan mentioned he supposed to accentuate political and diplomatic efforts to signal a peace treaty with Azerbaijan, Russia’s TASS information company reported on Thursday.

The 2 Caucasian nations have been in battle for many years, most notably over the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however largely populated and managed by ethnic Armenians with Yerevan’s help till Baku recaptured it in September.

Azerbaijan objected particularly to “one-sided and biased” feedback on Wednesday by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James O’Brien to the Home International Affairs Committee.

It mentioned that, when O’Brien mentioned Azerbaijan’s use of power in September had prompted many of the inhabitants of greater than 100,000 ethnic Armenians to flee, he had failed to say the “unlawful stationing of greater than 10,000 Armenian armed forces”.

It complained that O’Brien didn’t point out that “for greater than two months Armenia has not been responding” to Azerbaijani peace proposals. The Azerbaijani assertion additionally mentioned Washington was persevering with to supply help to Armenia though Armenia was “an aggressor and a destabilizing supply within the area”.

In accordance with a transcript posted by the committee, O’Brien mentioned “there can’t be ‘enterprise as common'” in Washington’s relations with Baku.

He mentioned the U.S. had cancelled high-level bilateral conferences and engagements with Azerbaijan and would hold urging it to “facilitate the return of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians who might want to return to their houses or go to cultural websites within the area, in addition to restore unimpeded business, humanitarian, and pedestrian site visitors to the area”.

Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov informed a discussion board in Tbilisi final month that Baku had been dedicated to peace and the restoration of transport hyperlinks with Armenia since 2020, however that progress hinged on Yerevan.

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