ArmInfo.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan called on the US Embassy to Armenia to take a responsible position and "refrain from unilateral statements."
Earlier, in response to the inquiry by the Public Television of Armenia, the US Embassy in Armenia stated that the use of military force is unacceptable and called on Azerbaijan to disengage its troops.
According to Azerbaijan's foreign office, this approach of the US Embassy does not contribute to a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the region. Moreover, it increases the tension.
The US Embassy in Armenia answered an inquiry by the Public Television of Armenia about Azerbaijan's recent aggression.
Below is a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia:
"There can be no military solution to the conflict, and the use of force is not acceptable. We mourn the loss of life, including reports of multiple civilian deaths inside Armenia. We are glad that our continued engagement at high levels with Azerbaijan and Armenia has helped the sides reach a ceasefire, and we continue to engage on and encourage the work needed to reach a lasting peace.
"We call on Azerbaijan to return troops to their initial positions. We urge that the cessation of hostilities and disengagement of military forces be maintained, and work to resolve all outstanding issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan through peaceful negotiations continue. The United States is prepared to do whatever it can to support these efforts."
"We have observed first-hand damage to civilian infrastructure inside Armenia and have seen reports of Armenian civilian casualties, both of which are deeply concerning and underscore the need to prevent further hostilities and the importance of diplomatic engagement."
"We have seen reports of capture of Armenian servicemembers and reports of torture. The immediate, unconditional return of those captured in last week's attacks, as well as the return of all other detainees, is an important step to achieving a lasting peace. The United States condemns torture wherever and whenever it occurs and strongly urges governments to abide by their international obligations and end impunity for these crimes."