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10/4, 10:09 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Blinken speaks with Azeri, Armenian counterparts

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a trilateral conversation with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov, and discussed the recently renewed tensions between the latter two countries, the State Department said on Tuesday.

"In a week that has been marked by too much violence, [...] he welcomed the meeting between the ministers on October 2 as an important step forward in the peace process. The Secretary commended the release of POWs [prisoners of war] and reiterated our commitment to helping Armenia and Azerbaijan resolve issues peacefully," the statement read.

Earlier this week, Bayramov confirmed that his country has submitted some elements of a potential peace treaty to Armenia.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR