« The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting in New York on Thursday to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations, Tariq Ahmad, urged Azerbaijan to stop its military operation in the region.
« Together with many other partners, the United Kingdom has urged Azerbaijan to end its use of force, refrain from further escalatory action, and importantly return to dialogue », said Ahmad.
Meanwhile, the US Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield also called for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.
« The United States is alarmed by the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh due to Azerbaijan’s continued military actions, and we call for these actions to seize immediately. We note the announcements that military operations have been suspended, and if this is confirmed, this would be a positive development. But right now the situation on the ground remains dire », told Thomas-Greenfield.
Azerbaijan launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh demanding the ‘total and unconditional’ withdrawal of Armenian troops from this region, which has been the subject of a dispute between the two countries for years.
Armenia denounced a campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing’ following the deaths of dozens, including civilians and children, as a result of the Azeri offensive. »