YEREVAN—U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern published a video message on Wednesday, in which, speaking in Armenian, he discusses the recent escalation of violence across the Artsakh conflict zone and the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
“We once again offer condolences to the families of those killed and injured during the recent incidents,” Ambassador Heffern says in his video published on YouTube.com. “As Ambassador Warlick said, the conflict is not frozen. We call on Yerevan and Baku to take measures to reduce tension and respect the ceasefire. Threats and militant rhetoric will not help to resolve the conflict. There is no military resolution to this conflict.
“We call on the parties to start serious talks. Revenge and further violence will make it difficult to achieve peace.
“The best way to honor the memory of those killed is to stop clashes right now,” the Ambassador says.