The democratic presidential candidate demanded urgent efforts from the Trump administration to resolve the conflict diplomatically.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden expressed deep concern over the ceasefire’s breakdown and the resumption of hostilities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.
“The Trump administration should tell Azerbaijan that it will not tolerate its efforts to impose a military solution to this conflict,” Biden said.”It should make it clear to Armenia that the areas surrounding Nagorno – Karabakh cannot be occupied indefinitely and that credible negotiations on a long–term settlement of the conflict should begin immediately after the conclusion of the ceasefire agreement.”
“Finally, the administration must stop pandering to Ankara and demand that Turkey and Iran stay out of this conflict,” the Democratic presidential candidate continued. – To reach a diplomatic settlement will not be easy, but the Trump administration is obligated to try. It must do this urgently before more people die, and the conflict escalates.”
The administration of Donald Trump has joined forces with Russia and France to reach a truce in the disputed enclave. Earlier this month, the heads of diplomatic departments of the three countries issued a joint statement condemning recent attacks by both sides, allegedly targeting civilian centers.
The three countries promised to continue to “consistently increase interaction with the parties, calling on them to commit to resuming the settlement process immediately.”
The United States, which along with Russia and France, are co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, condemned the violation of the humanitarian truce and once again called on Yerevan and Baku to immediately cease-fire.
“The United States calls on Azerbaijan and Armenia to fulfill their commitments to cease fire and cease attacks on civilian areas [located] in Ganja and Stepanakert. We regret the loss of life and remain committed to a peaceful settlement,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Tuesday.