Any use of violence or any provocative act is unhelpful to peace process - U.S. Ambassador on Azerbaijani checkpoint
YEREVAN, APRIL 24, ARMENPRESS. U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Kristina Kvien has said that Azerbaijan’s decision to set up a checkpoint in the Lachin Corridor is unhelfpul to the peace process.
Speaking to reporters at the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan, the Ambassador reiterated U.S. support to the peace process.
“As the United States said yesterday, we are deeply concerned about Azerbaijan’s decision to set up a checkpoint on Lachin Corridor. We find it unhelpful to the peace process. And what we are focusing on now is try to get the parties to speak together to come up with solutions that are mutually agreed and we will continue to support the peace process to try to move it forward,” Ambassador Kvien said.
“We find any use of violence or any provocative act to be unhelpful to the peace process, we said this before multiple times, and we will continue to try to move ahead to help the peace process move forward,” she added when asked whether Azerbaijan’s actions are damaging the peace process.
Asked whether the United States is considering sanctioning Azerbaijan as a retraining measure, Ambassador Kvien said: “The United States has not levied any sanctions so far on Azerbaijan. And I can’t comment on what we might do in the future.”