UN warns of the disastrous consequences of the conflict between two countries.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to show maximum restraint after clashes on the border between the two countries.
“The Secretary-General is following with deep concern the current tension in relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He calls for maximum restraint, as a full-scale conflict between these two countries will have disastrous consequences,” said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.
Neighboring countries have long conflicted the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians. But the latest outbreaks occurred around the Tavush region in North-Eastern Armenia, about 300 km from the enclave.
The international community’s concern is heightened by the threat to stability in the region, which serves as a corridor for pipelines that carry oil and gas from the Caspian Sea to world markets.