The United States called on Azerbaijan to adhere to the truce with Armenia
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to adhere to the ceasefire agreement reached with Armenia and disengage military forces.
Welcoming a halt to recent hostilities between Baku and Yerevan, Blinken asked Aliyev in a phone call on Sunday to work to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries through peaceful negotiations, according to a written statement by U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
Armenia and Azerbaijan who have been embroiled in a decades-long dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, fought a two-days long battle that have ended with a ceasefire agreement on late Wednesday. Armenia accused Azerbaijan for shelling Armenian positions, using large-caliber weapons, artillery, missile systems, and UAVs and occupying ten square kilometers of Armenian sovereign territory. On Monday, Armenian Security Council urged Azerbaijan to withdraw its troops from the ”occupied territories of Armenia,” and called on the international community to continuously exert pressure on Azerbaijan to do so.