U.S. "assures" Armenia it's "watching" situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

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PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Friday, August 5, according to separate statements from the two sides.

"Secretary Blinken assured Prime Minister Pashinyan that the United States is watching the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh closely," the Department of State said.

"He urged direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve issues related to, or resulting from, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."

In a separate phone call with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Blinken called for de-escalation.

Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers were killed and 19 others were injured in Azerbaijan's multiple drone attacks on Wednesday, the Defense Army said. The Azerbaijani military continues violating the ceasefire overnight, using various caliber firearms.

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