30.03.2010 21:23 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The United States do not see any alternative to
Karabakh issue negotiations, which must lead to peaceful resolution
of the conflict, Donald Lu, Charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy said.

"Peace negotiations require political will from both sides,"
he emphasized.

"United States leaders, President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton
are committed to resolving this conflict," Trend New cited Donald Lu
as saying.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict broke out back in 1991, when, subsequent
to the demand for self-determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh people,
Azerbaijani authorities attempted to resolve the issue through ethnic
cleansings, carried out by Soviet security forces (KGB special units)
under the pretext of the implementation of the passport regime and by
launching of large-scale military operations, which left thousands dead
and caused considerable material damage. A cease-fire agreement was
established in 1994. Negotiations on the settlement of the conflict are
being conducted under the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen
(Russia, USA, France) and on the basis of their Madrid proposals,
presented in November, 2007.

Azerbaijan has not yet implemented the 4 resolutions of the UN
Security Council adopted in 1993, by continuing to provoke arms race
in the region and openly violating on of the basic principles of the
international law non-use of force or threat of force.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress