U.S.-Russia French Leaders Call for Ceasefire Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia October 2 at 5:42 AM
In response to the on-going fighting between Azerbaijan and neighboring Armenia in the former Soviet Union, the United States, Russia and France jointly issued a statement condemning the intensifying violence and calling on the leaders of the two countries to immediately stop the fighting.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been at odds for more than 30 years over the disputed province of Nagorno-Karabakh, with a total of 130 deaths since 27 September due to intense fighting.
In response to this situation, the leaders of the United States, Russia, and France, which have been working together to resolve the conflict, issued a joint statement one day calling for an immediate end to the fighting, “condemning in the strongest words that violence is intensifying.”
He then called on the leaders of the two countries to resume negotiations for peace without precondisse.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Erdog, who has made clear his support for Azerbaijan, said today that it is “un acceptable for the United States, Russia and France, which have neglected the issue for nearly 30 years, to look for a path to a ceasefire due to the worsening of the situation in recent days,” and it is unclear whether the joint statement will stop the fighting.
A shell hit Iran, injuring one person.
As the battle between Azerbaijan and Armenia continued in the former Soviet Union, a shell hit the northwestern city of Iran, which borders the two countries, injuring one person, according to local media.
According to iranian media, five shells hit two houses in Eastern Azerbaijan along the border with Azerbaijan one day, injuring at least one six-year-old child and being taken to hospital.
The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia is also take place near the border with Iran, and there are growing concerns about intensifying fighting in Iran. The Iranian government is calling on both countries to stop fighting and engage in dialogue.