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Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan briefed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the hostilities in Karabakh, Armenian MFA reported.

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is on a working visit to the United States, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The sides focused on the situation in Artsakh due to the large-scale Azerbaijani aggression.

Minister Mnatsakanyan briefed the US Secretary of State about the war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the hostilities, which are manifested in deliberate attacks on the civilian population of Artsakh, humiliating treatment of civilians, prisoners of war, beheadings and murders.

Secretary of State Pompeo expressed his condolences to the victims.

The FM noted that this aggression of the Azerbaijani side is taking place with the direct participation of Turkey, which is expressed in direct military-technical support by introducing armed terrorists into the region.

According to the minister, Azerbaijan's decision to become a zone of influence of Turkey and international terrorism poses a serious threat to regional security.

Mnatsakanyan also noted that the violation by Azerbaijan of the ceasefire agreements and the continuation of hostilities against the people of Karabakh once again demonstrate Azerbaijan's desire to resolve the issue by military means.

Both sides reaffirmed the need to fulfill the agreements reached on an immediate ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, as well as the need to continue the peace process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

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