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Azerbaijani FM, US Deputy Secretary of State hold phone talk

Baku, October 28, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has had a telephone conversation with US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun.

During the telephone conversation, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stressed that in a gross violation of the agreed ceasefire for the third time, as well as the international humanitarian law, Armenia deliberately targeted the peaceful Azerbaijani population in the city of Barda. He noted that innocent civilians, including children and women of the cities situated far away from the conflict zone, have been repeatedly attacked by the armed forces of Armenia after the Washington meeting and on the eve of intended Geneva talks. FM Bayramov also informed Stephen Biegun on the casualties among the civilians as a result of a treacherous Armenian missile attack.

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun expressed serious concern over the civilian casualties and noted the inadmissibility of attacks against civilians. He stressed the importance for the parties to take appropriate steps to reduce the tensions and reach a political solution to the conflict.

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