No Military Solution to the Karabakh Conflict, Says US State Department Official

US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin (Source: Armenpress)
US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin (Source: Armenpress)

US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin (Source: Armenpress)

WASHINGTON (Voice of America)—There has never been or can ever be a military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin said at the Brookings Institution.

According to Rubin, the US is focused on a fair, peaceful, and lasting solution to the Karabakh conflict that is acceptable to all parties, the Voice of America reports.

“There is no better solution. All others are so terrible that are not even worth considering,” Rubin said, speaking at a panel discussing a new report, “Retracing the Caucasian Circle,” co-authored by Fiona Hill, Kemal Kirisci, and Andrew Moffatt.

The State Department representative emphasized that “it’s time for the parties to reiterate their willingness and commitment to achieving progress.”

“This is not easy, and the parties have to make a certain choice to reach a solution. It’s hard for both parties, and that’s why we’ve not reached a settlement by now,” Rubin said.

He added that the “US, along with other co-chairing countries, is ready to do its utmost for the establishment of lasting peace.” He stressed that the parties should refrain from violence.

“We think it’s extremely important for the parties to refrain from aggravating the situation; avoiding incidents is a key issue,” Rubin stated.


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  1. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    To all preachers and well wishers: Stop selling military weapons to Turkey and Azerbaijan and everything is going to be solved. You among yourselves figure out who sells whom what and for what reasons! We are the owners of our lands and all please buzz off! No one is permitted to decide our faith and destiny on our PROMISED LAND.

  2. Edward Demian said:

    Sounds like war from over the border though. The Azery’s may very well push the military option to shore up its regime. Russia and Turkey will get involved, but not NATO. Armenia will incur heavy manpower losses but will gain significant and vast territories to the North -East, and most likely capture the Oil Pipeline,and gain a land-bridge to Russia. This may very well result in the dismemberment of Azerbaijan, into it’s ethnic components. So be it.

  3. serop said:

    I, will be more blunt.
    USA & Europe, Israel & Russia, stoip selling arms to Turkey & Azerbaijan half of those arms sent to Turkey are in hands of isis terror groups
    Dozens of shipments from Turkey have been sent to isis, one shipment was stopped by Turkish police, and it turned out the shipment was being escorted by Turkish military intelligence MIT, those policemen are now in jail.
    Israel has the woirlds largest embassy in Azerbaijan and has sold advanced arms and software to them, so much for our Jewsih friends
    Russia has just sold 4 Billion worth of advcanced arms to Azerbaijan, so much for our big Christian ally
    And USA has been arming Turkey for decades, who is trying to choke Armenian along with azerbaijan by closed borders..
    WE have NO ALLIES, we are alone and we must finally understand this, our corrupt leaders in Armenia are door slaves to Russia and our Diaspora leaders are all incompetent fools who cannot even open a single UNITED DEVELOPMENT & SECURITY FUND for Armenia
    We can within 2 years raise over $2 Billion just for arms, but the incompetent diaspora leaders are just as bad the Armenian leaders, self centered and all concerned about their individual party agendas and individual interest and petty jealousies
    I tried to start a fund, but the first group to shut me down was our glorious ARF, with local leaders that cant even put two words together, let alone develop a global strategy without party politics to support Armenia
    Act we must NOW, otherwise history will repeat itself when traitors sell our nations for a few gold coins