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Azerbaijan refuses to take part in peace talks with Armenia in U.S.


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Published November 17,2023


Azerbaijan mentioned Thursday that it will not take part in talks on normalization with Armenia deliberate in Washington subsequent week following a U.S. official’s “groundless” remarks.

In a press release, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reacted to remarks by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James O’Brien at a listening to within the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

The ministry mentioned it thought of the remarks a blow to bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S.

“The groundless accusations voiced against Azerbaijan are irrelevant and undermine peace and security in the region,” it mentioned.

Azerbaijan, not solely after the 2020 Karabakh War, but in addition for nearly 30 years of Armenian occupation, has been dedicated to the norms and rules of worldwide legislation and the peace course of, it famous.

“On the contrary, the US side being a mediator has never urged Armenia, which was the aggressor and a destabilizing source in the region, to act in line with international law and to withdraw from the territories of Azerbaijan and to end the occupation, which lays a responsibility on the US side as well.”

The U.S., being a non-regional nation, by way of its actions and statements is undermining transportation safety efforts of the regional international locations, it mentioned, including “It is the sovereign right of Azerbaijan to agree with neighboring countries on how to build communication lines.”

O’Brien’s remarks that “Azerbaijan’s use of force eroded trust and raised doubts over Baku’s commitment to a comprehensive peace with Armenia have no value,” it mentioned.

It mentioned it was Azerbaijan who was the sufferer of aggression and of using drive for nearly 30 years.

It additionally addressed statements that the U.S. canceled the high-level bilateral contacts it initiated with Azerbaijan.

“Consequently, the identical strategy will probably be utilized equally by Azerbaijan. In these circumstances, we take into account the potential of high-level visits from the United States to Azerbaijan inappropriate as properly.

“Moreover, such a unilateral approach by the United States could lead to the loss of the mediation role of the United States. Under these circumstances, it is important to note that we do not consider it possible to hold the proposed meeting on the level of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Washington on November 20, 2023.”

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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