The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry said he hopes to continue with Russia the discussions that have taken place in recent months not only about Syria but also other hotspots ranging from Libya to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Sputnik reported on July 15.
“The whole world expects comprehensive joint effort from Russia and the US in fighting against terrorism,” said Kerry during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.
“I think people all over the world are looking to us and waiting for us to find a faster and more tangible way of them feeling that everything that is possible is being done to end this terror scourge and unite the world in the most comprehensive efforts possible to fight back against their depraved approach to life and death,” added Kerry.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict emerged in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since a lengthy war in the early 1990s that displaced over one million Azerbaijanis, the Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.
Peace talks, mediated by Russia, France, and the U.S. through the OSCE Minsk Group, are underway on the basis of a peace outline proposed by the Minsk Group co-chairs dubbed the Madrid Principles. However, the negotiations have been largely fruitless so far.
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