Despite the statements by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and his deputy Yuri Kim that the use of armed force in Nagorno-Karabakh is unacceptable, that force has been used, and the US is considering what might be an appropriate response to it. Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power said press conference at the US Embassy in Yerevan Monday, referring to the observation that Yuri Kim stated that the use of force in Nagorno-Karabakh is unacceptable, but Azerbaijan has resorted to large-scale military aggression.
"As Deputy Secretary of State Yuri Kim has indicated, we are reviewing our security assistance, but I don't want to make any conclusions at this time about US foreign policy and response," Power said.
The official clarified that the US is considering a general framework for responding to recent events.
"And most importantly, we want the ceasefire observed, so that people can leave Nagorno-Karabakh if it is their choice, and their rights, dignity, and property are protected. I can't say what tools the US might use in the context of these circumstances. We have quite a few tools at our disposal. Discussions are underway at a very high level in Washington on what would be adequate actions," he said.