The US urges Azerbaijan to withdraw the military from the border with Armenia

Washington intends to demand that Baku immediately withdraw all troops from the border with Armenia, State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter said during a telephone briefing.

She stressed that the United States is closely monitoring the situation in the Syunik region, which borders Azerbaijan.

“The movement of troops in the disputed territories is an irresponsible and unjustifiably provocative step,” she said.

As the acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated, the parties agreed on the eve that the Azerbaijani military would leave the territory of the Syunik region. At the same time, according to him, Baku has only partially implemented the agreement. After that, Pashinyan wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin asking for military assistance.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said earlier that the Azerbaijani military was working to “clarify the border” on the territory of the Syunik region. In this regard, an official appeal was drawn up to the CSTO with an indication of Azerbaijan’s violation of one of the points of the treaty.

Yerevan and Baku previously agreed on the locations of temporary combat positions in accordance with the trilateral armistice agreement in Karabakh. The clarification is related to the need to demarcate part of the border with Azerbaijan after the transfer of some territories under the control of Baku. Syunik province is located in the south of Armenia, bordering Azerbaijan on the western side.

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Author: Steve Cowan
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