U.S. cautions against escalating rhetoric in South Caucasus

U.S. cautions against escalating rhetoric in South Caucasus

PanARMENIAN.Net - Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Matthew Miller has said the United States continues to caution against escalating rhetoric or hostilities along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Miller was asked about the Azeri side’s attempts to push a narrative that the Armenian side was trying to escalate – something that the EU monitoring mission didn’t confirm.

“So we saw the statement from the Government of Azerbaijan over the weekend. I would note that the EU monitoring mission said yesterday that the Armenia-Azerbaijan border was calm and quiet, with no unusual military troop or artillery movements, despite those statements,” Miller told a briefing on April 21.

“We caution and will continue to caution against escalating rhetoric or hostilities along the border. We continue to encourage the creation of conditions for a just and dignified peace in the region, where the rights of all are respected. And as you’ve heard me say from this podium many times, the only way to ensure a sustainable peace is at the negotiating table.”

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