« The United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed concerned about ‘Azerbaijan’s military actions’ and said ‘the use of force is unacceptable’ while referring to the conflict with Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh during a press conference held in New York on Friday.
« We want to make clear that the use of force is unacceptable and it runs counter to the efforts that we’ve been engaged in, but more importantly both countries have been engaged in, to find a just and dignified peace in the region », Blinken emphasised.
The US Secretary of State also commented on the diplomatic crisis between Canada and India, noting that the United States is in contact with both sides.
« It is critical that the Canadian investigation proceeds and it would be important that India work with the Canadians on this investigation, » Blinken said. « We want to see accountability, » he added.
Blinken’s comments came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implied the Indian administration was behind the murder of Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and urged India to cooperate in the investigation. In an escalation of tension between both countries, India has suspended visa issuings to Canadian citizens. »