U.S. representatives are in Azerbaijan today where they emphasized a number of things, the same things that the Secretary of State emphasized yesterday in his conversation with President Aliyev, U.S. State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said at a briefing today.
"And I repeated them, which is number 1, we want a ceasefire maintained, number 2, we want humanitarian needs met. This means keeping the Lachin corridor open for humanitarian supplies, and it means keeping the international monitoring mission to ensure that humanitarian needs are met. And I will say that we did welcome the comments from the government of Azerbaijan shortly before I came to this podium that they would welcome the kind of international monitoring mission that the Secretary of State was pushing for in his conversation with the President, and we're pleased to see that he has agreed to that. And we will work with allies and partners the coming days will show exactly what this mission will look like," Miller said.
At the same time, according to the US State Department spokesman, Washington ultimately wants to see "a return to the negotiating table where they (the parties) can achieve a dignified lasting peace."