YEREVAN/BAKU. Feb 28 (Interfax) – U.S. officials made a statement denying assertions that Washington, which one of the mediators working to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, is against returning Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan.
These assertions were made following Armenian media reports which cited U.S. Ambassador John Evans’s statements made at a meeting with the Armenian community in Los Angeles.
The U.S. ambassador was quoted as saying that although the U.S. respects the territorial integrity of states, everyone understands that giving Karabakh back to Azerbaijan would be a disaster.
In the wake of this statement, the U.S. Embassies in Yerevan and Baku on Monday circulated statements saying that Evans’s assertions reflected only his personal point of view.