On October 23, the RA Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is in the United States on a working visit, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The RA Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan reports the following:
"The situation in Artsakh, caused by the large-scale Azerbaijani aggression, was at the center of the discussion. Mnatsakanyan informed the US Secretary of State about the war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the hostilities, which are manifested in the deliberate targeting of the civilian population and infrastructure of Artsakh, degrading treatment of civilians and prisoners of war, beheadings and killings.
Secretary of State Pompeo offered his condolences to the victims.
The RA Foreign Minister also stressed that this aggression of the Azerbaijani side takes place with the direct involvement of Turkey, which is expressed by the direct military-technical support to Azerbaijan and introduction of armed terrorists in the region. According to Mnatsakanyan, Azerbaijan's decision to become a zone of Turkish influence and a place of international terrorism is a serious threat to the regional security.
The Minister Mnatsakanyan also noted that the violation of the ceasefire agreements by Azerbaijan and the continuation of hostilities against the people of Artsakh once again demonstrate Azerbaijan's goal of resolving the issue by military means.
Both sides reaffirmed the need to implement the agreements reached on the immediate ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, as well as to continue the peace process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs".