New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks

Smoke rises after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh Saturday Oct. 24 2020. The heavy shelling forced residents of Stepanakert the regional capital of Nagorno-Karabak

A humanitarian ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time (12:00 a.m. EDT), the governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan said in a joint statement.

A man enters a basement shelter in the city of Stepanakert during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 23, 2020.

But new fighting erupted on Sunday between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces as both sides blamed each other for blocking a peaceful settlement to the conflict.

The United States facilitated intensive negotiations among the Foreign Ministers and the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to move Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

In total, about 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory - including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions - has been under illegal Armenian occupation for almost three decades.

The collapse of two Russia-brokered ceasefires have dimmed the prospect of a quick end to fighting that broke out on September 27 over Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to Nagorno-Karabakh officials, 974 of their troops have been killed in the clashes so far, as well as 37 civilians. But Baku did say 65 civilians were killed and more than 300 wounded on their side. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the Armenian and Azerbaijan foreign ministers for separate talks, but the fighting has continued unabated.

In an interview released Saturday, Mr Aliyev reiterated the calls for Armenia to pull out of the "occupied territories".

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Shortly before the Washington talks, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul that he hoped Moscow and Ankara could work together on resolving the conflict.

The defense ministry of Nagorno-Karabakh said the total number of Armenians killed in the weeks of fighting had risen by 36 to 963, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.

World powers want to prevent a wider war that draws in Turkey, which has voiced strong support for Azerbaijan, and Russian Federation, which has a defence pact with Armenia.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Saturday said he saw no diplomatic resolution of the conflict at this stage, but hoped the worldwide community, including India, would acknowledge the existential threat his country is now facing.

"He said that when Armenia expresses readiness for a compromise, Azerbaijan demands more", Ms Gevorgyan said.

Armenian officials accuse Turkey of being directly involved in the conflict and sending Syrian mercenaries to fight on Azerbaijan's side, claims both Turkey and Azerbaijan deny. Armenia has declared martial law and general mobilisation, while partial mobilisation and partial martial law have also been introduced in Azerbaijan. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it deployed units of its ground forces to the border near the area of the conflict, the country's state radio reported.

During that meeting, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan pressed concerns about Azerbaijan receiving weapons from its ally Turkey, accusations already made by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian and Armenian President Armen Sarkissian.

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